[Openswan Users] We cannot identify ourselves with either end of this connection

Nirav Jani nirav.jani at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 17:03:49 CEST 2005

Try to acertain the ip addresses of left and right both, I was getting
the same error whenever I am not putting the correct ips.

On 4/21/05, Brent Newson <baldey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all
> Im new to openswan and are having problems trying to create a VPN
> between my linux client and an IPCOP firewall. The versions being run
> are as follows:
> linux client: Linux Openswan U2.3.1/K2.6.11-1.14_FC3 (netkey)
> IPCOP: Linux Openswan U1.0.7/K1.0.9
> I have this basic connection setup on both sides:
> conn bhome
>         left=
>         leftnexthop=%defaultroute
>         leftsubnet=
>         right=
>         rightsubnet=
>         rightnexthop=%defaultroute
>         dpddelay=30
>         dpdtimeout=120
>         dpdaction=hold
>         authby=secret
>         auto=start
> When ever i issue the 'ipsec auto --up bhome' from the client machine
> i get the following error:
> 022 "bhome": We cannot identify ourselves with either end of this connection.
> I have searched the net but i cant find what this means. It seems that
> the client doesnt even try to initiate a connection so is there
> something wrong with my ipsec.cong file or do i have a version
> mismatch or something?
> could someone point me to some relevant documentation or article about
> this as possible plz?
> Thanks for any help in advance
> Cheers
> Baldey
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