[Openswan Users] Multiple subnets through 1 tunnel

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Tue Sep 9 11:45:43 EDT 2008

On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Peter McGill wrote:

> Openswan does not allow you to route traffic into the tunnel.

Rather, IPsec does not allow packets through without a valid IPsec policy.
IPsec is not a virtual ethernet card - You cannot route --add to it.

> Note with new versions, I believe 2.6.x you can add multiple subnets
> in a single conn definition with rightsubnets=",".
> However I am not sure if this is produces a single tunnel or still multiple
> tunnels (one per subnet).

It will re-use the phase1, and setup new phase2 connections. It will do
so by trying out all combinations of the entries in leftsubnets= and
rightsubnets=. So if you have 3 entries in one, and 2 entries in the other,
then openswan attemps to setup 6 subnet tunnels.


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