[Openswan Users] Error 678: There is no answer

Jacco de Leeuw jacco2 at dds.nl
Thu Dec 9 00:24:41 CET 2004

Craig Schneider wrote:

> I keep getting this error from my windows2000 client trying to connect
> to my Linux VPN gateway and using l2tp to tunnel into remote network.

I found the Windows error messages fairly useless so far. The Openswan
logs are usually much better. I'm not sure about this error 678:
perhaps the L2TP cannot be reached? Is there any NAT involved? Can you post
the Openswan and/or L2TP logs?

Perhaps you are using l2tpd on a distribution which does not support legacy
PTYs, such as Fedora Core 2/3 or Mandrake 10.1?

Have you looked at the Troubleshooting section in my Howto?

> virtual_private=%v4:,%v4:,%v4:

You might need to exclude the internal subnet, i.e. add something like:

...  ,%v4:!

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