[Openswan Users] Problems with openswan tunnel on Fedora

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Sep 17 00:00:51 CEST 2004

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Ted Kaczmarek wrote:

>> 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?

Nope. But I guess it should be reported to the maintainer of ipsec-tools,
or the 2.6 kernel people.
I will file it as bug report on bugs.openswan.org, so it won't be forgotten
though. But I don't think we can fix it for you, as this is not a bug in


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