[Openswan dev] Bug#571133: openswan: pluto seems to ignore rightid if rightcert is set to missing file

Harald Jenny harald at a-little-linux-box.at
Wed Aug 18 18:35:53 EDT 2010

Hi Paul

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 01:05:56PM -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> >On Monday 28 June 2010 07:51:07 Harald Jenny wrote:
> >>Sorry Paul but I don't think the currect behaviour is correct - there is no
> >>indication for the user why *id is ignored and this is not good :-(.
> >I would tend to agree with that...
> On 2.6, it should have a leftid=%fromcert
> This change was made because in 2.4 it ALWAYS took the id from cert, and you could
> not override it. Now it takes the id from leftid= but you have to tell it to pick
> it up from the cert.
> But imho, this has nothing to do with this "bug". If you have a conn with a broken
> leftcert= pointing to a non-existing file, it can't work. It cannot grab the id from
> the cert since the cert is not there. I still dont understand how that could ever "work"
> on 2.4.
> I am getting increasingly frustrated with this. It needs a much better explanation of
> how it can "work". And "work" should be more then "loads the conn that has no chance of
> ever working"

I think I found something:

in programs/pluto/connections.c, line 816

            if(!valid_cert) {
                whack_log(RC_FATAL, "can not load certificate file %s\n"
                          , filename);
                /* clear the ID, we're expecting it via %fromcert */
                dst->id.kind = ID_NONE;

This is an incorrect assumption because since version 2.5.16 leftid does not
default anymore to %fromcert. On the other hand it seems that in 2.4.12 the
leftid value is kept even when no leftcert is present. What implications would
a removal of
dst->id.kind = ID_NONE; 

> Paul

Kind regards

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