[Openswan Users] PSK connection problems

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Sat Jun 27 12:10:47 EDT 2009

On Sat, 27 Jun 2009, Peter Smith wrote:

>>> Is there any way that I can get xl2tpd to log more verbosely? The above
>>> error doesn't seem to give any clues as to the problem (well not to my
>>> untrained eye anyway)
>> Yes, see man xl2tpd.conf.
>> You can also enable a bunch more as compile time flags. See Makefile
> I've turned the available debug options on (state, packet, etc), but
> nothing from xl2tpd. The following output was captured during an attempt
> to establish a VPN connection:
> # xl2tpd -D
> xl2tpd[20407]: setsockopt recvref: Protocol not available
> xl2tpd[20407]: L2TP kernel support not detected.
> xl2tpd[20407]: xl2tpd version xl2tpd-1.2.0 started on Solidox PID:20407
> xl2tpd[20407]: Written by Mark Spencer, Copyright (C) 1998, Adtran, Inc.
> xl2tpd[20407]: Forked by Scott Balmos and David Stipp, (C) 2001
> xl2tpd[20407]: Inherited by Jeff McAdams, (C) 2002
> xl2tpd[20407]: Forked again by Xelerance (www.xelerance.com) (C) 2006
> xl2tpd[20407]: Listening on IP address, port 1701
> I've also tried 'debug all' in /etc/ipsec.conf. Lots of debug information,
> but I couldn't see anything of use in it.

Hmm, so it looks like it is not even receiving a single packet?
I assume you checked with disabling all firewall rules?

Are you using openswan 2.4.x? 2.6.x still needs to get that one bug fixed
for l2tp.

> Thanks,
> Pete
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