[Openswan Users] Problems "No preshared key found for..:" - still a bug?

Jörg Bartz joerg.bartz at comnet.de
Thu Mar 17 11:29:26 CET 2005

In late January somebody mentioned a bug in the 2.3.0 version.

It was about the error message: "Can't authenticate: no preshared key 
found for '' and '%any'. Attribute 
OAKLEY_AUTHENTICATION_METHOD." when "%any" is inserted in the 
ipsec.secrets file.

I just update our vpn gateway to 2.3.0 and now come to the same error. 
As soon as I enter a fixed IP in ipsec.secrtes the tunnel fires up - 
using "%any" or leads to the error again. in ipsec.conf it still 
is right=%any - so this doesn't seem to have influence on this issue...

Has anybody gotten further than me? Due to lack of programming skill 
this is where it ends for me :-(

best wishes

Jörg Bartz
ComNet GmbH

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