[Openswan Users] fos_start and pluto crazy

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon Nov 27 11:00:06 EST 2006

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, Marco Berizzi wrote:

> Hi everybody.
> I'm running Openswan 2.4.7 on linux (netkey).
> Yesterday evening I have shutdown one of our gateway
> (venezia), and restarted this morning.
> All went fine, but one of our gateways was quite slow
> because it was writing ton of:
> pluto[709]: "venezia" #2844: initiating Quick Mode
> to /var/log/secure
> It has also wrote ton of:
> pluto[709]: initiate on demand from to
> proto=0 state: fos_start because: acquire
> while the 'venezia' gateway was shutdown.
> Is there a way to control this behaviour?

I've seen those myself on a rare occasion. But only on machines using NETKEY.

Next time, before restarting, run 'ipsec barf', it might tell us something
about the internal state, and what is happening.

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