[Openswan Users] Problems with openswan tunnel on Fedora

Ted Kaczmarek tedkaz at optonline.net
Thu Sep 16 14:58:18 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-02 at 04:17, Matthew Claridge wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> We got to the bottom of this - it was the shared secret it didn't
> like! Something's changed in the kernel (as thats the only difference)
> which now doesn't like certain characters being used in the
> secret....which is odd.
> Basically, the shared secret we were using was "r%w£a&704" - this
> works fine on a 2.4 kernel, but produces a "PAYLOAD_MALFORMED" error
> when run on a 2.6 kernel! Versions of Openswan and ipsec-tools are
> identical. We changed the secret to an alphanumeric string and it
> works fine on the 2.6 box now.
> Is this a bug, or is the change deliberate?
> Matt

Did I miss the response to this?


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