[Openswan Users] 2.4.6 <--> 2.4.6 stops passing traffic

Robert Woodcock Robert.Woodcock at Homestone.com
Wed Mar 7 19:02:39 EST 2007

On Wednesday, March 07, 2007, Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Robert Woodcock wrote:
> > The link works fine. However, 5 times in the last month it has
> > passing traffic. "ipsec whack --status" output looks no different
> > ("IPSec SA established"), "ipsec eroute" will show the connection is
> > erouted, tcpdump while pinging between Soekrises shows ICMP
> > packets making it to their destination, ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE packets
> > out ipsec0, but no corresponding ESP packets going out eth0.
> Are you sure your uplink device (ppp0?) did not vanish and re-appear?
> KLIPS unfortunately is sensitive to that, and you either need to
> issue a tncfg command in a ppp ip-up script, or restart openswan on
> ppp ip-up. the tncfg commands would be like:
>	ipsec tncfg --detach --virtual ipsec0
>	ipsec tncfg --attach --virtual ipsec0 --real ppp0

Yes - our uplink is eth0 (local network is eth1). It's quite possible
connectivity to the other site vanished temporarily, but the interface
certainly didn't.

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