[Openswan Users] Bug installing Openswan on a Debian Sarge

Radek Antoniuk r.antoniuk at pixel.com.pl
Wed Jan 18 20:21:40 CET 2006

nwh wrote:
> Hi !
> I have a kind of problem installing Openswan on a Debian Sarge on which
> I haven't found any information.
> I use apt-get, and when the install ends, my computer loses all its
> networking abilities : ssh connections are closed, the computer can't
> ping nor be pinged anymore... And when I uninstall Openswan, everything
> goes immediately better. What can be wrong with it ?
> My kernel version is 2.4.27-2-386 (and the Openswan version apt-get
> downloads is U2.2.0, with K 2.4.27-2-386 (native)). I have the same
> problem on another computer, with an other Sarge with a 2.6.8-2-686
> kernel. On the other hand, everything is fine on two other Sarge, with
> 2.6.8-2-686 and 2.4.27-1-386 kernels... I really can't see what is the
> problem...
> Thank you very much for your help !

Probably the problem is with routing. Sometimes ipsec sets a double
default route causing all connections to drop.
I advise you not to use debian packages but to install from sources.
It's much better using KLIPS (when it works in fact ;P)


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