[Openswan Users] SUSE 9V1 no ipsec interface

trevor-os at thennion.demon.co.uk trevor-os at thennion.demon.co.uk
Sun Aug 15 23:34:16 CEST 2004

On Sunday 15 Aug 2004 22:20, Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 trevor-os at thennion.demon.co.uk wrote:
> > I have had a VPN running successfully for some months using
> > SuperFreeswan.
> >
> > I am now trying out a Suse 9v1 install, as it is very eay to keep it upto
> > date.
> >
> > It uses kernel 2.6.5, and freeswan 2.04. It has the ipsec-tools
> > installed. These are all provide by Suse. From what I understand the
> > ipsec stuff is built into the kernel.
> >
> > but there is no ipsec0(or x) interface at all on the Suse box - there is
> > on the Gateway, so all the traffic is unencrypted - not much use!
> No. Everything is encrypted. And when using the native 2.6 ipsec stack,
> there are no virtual ipsecX interfaces.
> You can't run tcpdump on the host to see whether or not the 2.6 ipsec stack
> encryps the packets, since there are encrypted after the point where
> tcpdump can read them. Use a box in the middle or the other endpoint to
> confirm the crypto is still working.
> Paul

Many thanks for the quick reply. 

If there are no ipsecX interfaces then that would explain my confusion!

Many thanks.



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