[Openswan Users] OpenSwan + FC4

Phillip T. George phillip at eacsi.com
Wed Jul 6 13:34:48 CEST 2005

Paul Wouters wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005, Phillip T. George wrote:
>> I decided to give OpenSwan and FC4 a go.  It will create a 
>> connection, straight out of the box...BUT...I still can't seem to get 
>> compression to work.  When I ping anything over 64 bytes, I still 
>> have problems...just as with FC3.  Anyone else experiencing this 
>> problem and does anyone have any possible solutions?
> That's strange, I thought the 2.6 kernel that FC4 used was modern enough
> to incorporate Herbert's fixes. There is a fix in openswan CVS HEAD for
> older 2.6 kernels with broken compression to work around it. Perhaps
> this will help you to? It will be part of 2.3.2 which we hope to release
> very soon now.
> Paul



The CVS HEAD version didn't seem to want to compile.  But the version at:

Would compile--under certain conditions.  It would NOT compile directly 
on FC4.  I compiled it on RH73, then ran the install on the FC4 
machines.  Compression now works!  WOOHOO! :)  I also ran the install on 
a FC3 machine and it fixed compression as well.  Looks like 2.3.2x does 
compile on FC3.  The error I received when trying to compile that 
version on FC4 was:
In file included from connections.c:64:
/home/phillip/openswan-2.3.2x/include/kernel_alg.h:56: error: array type 
has incomplete element type
/home/phillip/openswan-2.3.2x/include/kernel_alg.h:57: error: array type 
has incomplete element type
connections.c: In function âextract_endâ:
connections.c:1011: warning: pointer targets in assignment differ in 
make[2]: *** [connections.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/phillip/openswan-2.3.2x/programs/pluto'
make[1]: *** [programs] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/phillip/openswan-2.3.2x/programs'
make: *** [programs] Error 1


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