[Openswan Users] OpenSwan on ubuntu

Ruben Laban r.laban at ism.nl
Wed Dec 1 14:51:00 EST 2010

On Wednesday 01 December 2010 at 18:17 (CET), Hammad wrote:
> Now I am trying the same on Ubuntu installation (9.0.4). Following steps;
> 1- Fresh installation of ubuntu
> Linux flexilogix.com 2.6.18-028stab068.9 #1 SMP Tue Mar 30 17:22:31 MSD
> 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

This surely isn't the stock Ubuntu 9.04 kernel...

> root at flexilogix:/usr/src/openswan-2.6.31# service ipsec start
> ipsec_setup: Starting Openswan IPsec 2.6.31...
> ipsec_setup: No KLIPS support found while requested, desperately falling
> back to netkey
> ipsec_setup: FATAL: Could not load
> /lib/modules/2.6.18-028stab068.9/modules.dep: No such file or directory
> ipsec_setup: Even NETKEY support is not there, aborting

Or even a sane kernel...

> Please suggest what should be done? Is this some shortcoming of Ubuntu
> Kernel? How can I fix this and proceed further?

I'm guessing this is some sort of VPS with a "custom" kernel. Ask the VPS 
provider for a properly installed kernel.


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