[Openswan Users] Openswan to Openswan VPN tunnel

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Apr 29 17:11:59 CEST 2005

On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Aaron Smith wrote:

> 	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

Use auto=start to start the tunnel when openswan starts. --add (which is
the same as auto=add), just loads the connection. It doesn't start it.
Use --up or auto=start.


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