[Openswan dev] Openswan and Racoon interop issue in transport mode

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Nov 17 10:33:09 EST 2010

On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, Avesh Agarwal wrote:

> This is related to redhat bz 646718, which is related to interop issue 
> between Openswan and Racoon2 in transport mode. I have prepared a patch 
> (attached) to address this issue. The patch has been tested by redhat QE. The 
> patch specifically checks all received notifications to determine the 
> presence of USE_TRANSPORT_MODE as there may be multiple notifications, and 
> USE_TRANSPORT_MODE may be or may not be the first one. I would appreciate 
> your review/feedback, and can rework the patch accordingly.

Thanks Avesh. I merged it in.

I looked at the IKEv2 RFC, and if we follow it properly, and take into account
our setting of type= then I guess we should really deny transport mode when we
receive USE_TRANSPORT_MODE but we have type=tunnel (the default). Currently, we
seem to always switch to what the initiator wanted. Do you see a problem with
me changing that?

I will also have to takea closer look at the RFC to see what we should do with
NAT-T+Transmode mode in IKEv2. I think the best solution there might also be
to decline USE_TRANSPORT_MODE and remain in tunnel mode.


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