[Openswan Users] Openswan to Openswan VPN tunnel

Aaron Smith asmith at nexcerpt.com
Thu Apr 28 16:09:32 CEST 2005

	In other news, I have been able to set up a working ipsec tunnel
between two openswan servers.  However, one minor annoyance is that when
the tunnel is first brought up from the remote "client" (using --add),
the connection is established without error, but pings from clients on
one subnet to clients on the other subnet (NOT gateway to gateway) time
out.  BUT, if I try pinging once in one direction and then again in the
OTHER direction, the tunnel suddenly starts working!  This is kind of
annoying because the purpose of this VPN tunnel is to allow remote
access to the local subnet.  But if I have to HAVE access in order to
GET access...well, that's not very useful is it?  :)  What would cause
this and, more importantly, how do I fix it?  I suppose I could use a
script when the tunnel comes up to cause something on the local subnet
to ping me, but that seems like an awfully dirty hack.

Aaron Smith             		vox: 269.226.9550 ext.26
http://www.nexcerpt.com       		fax: 269.349.9076	
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