[Openswan Users] what happens during /etc/init.d/ipsec stop ?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Dec 1 00:50:23 CET 2004

On Tue, 30 Nov 2004, Albert Agusti wrote:

> I'm using openswan-2.2.0 (build from source) with last NAT-T patch on
> kernel 2.6 family.

the nat-t patch as supplied by us (or obtained by 'make nattpatch' is only
for use with KLIPS, not for use of the 2.6 NETKEY stack.

> I've two Linux boxes behind a NAT DSL router acting as tunnel ends. One
> is configured as initiator of the tunnel (auto=start) and the other as
> responder (auto=add). The problem is that EVERY TIME one of the systems
> (tunnel ends) reboots or issues stop/start of ipsec proces, the tunnel
> negotiation blocks at Main mode in "no connection has been authorized"
> and !! THE ONLY way I find to solve this is to stop ipsec at both ends,
> start the responder and start the initiator !!

If you stop one end, a Notify/Delete message is sent by that end. Do
you receive that on the remote? Is it ignored?

Can you try 2.3.0dr4 and see if the problem remains?


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