[Openswan Users] What does openswan/netkey by way of a default route?

Whit Blauvelt whit at transpect.com
Wed Mar 10 13:32:19 EST 2010


Thanks, but I am not, and have not, used %defaultroute. I don't want to.
That is not, I believe, connected with my question Openswan not working in a
situation where there has not been a default route statement in the main
routing table, and Openswan's complaining on startup that it can't determine
the default route. If all Openswan uses a default route from main routing
table for is to fill in %defaultroute, why does it even complain, with no
%defaultroute in ipsec.conf?

There is no use of "%defaultroute" in my ipsec.conf. There has not been. Yet
pluto is not just working. I want to find the way to fix it that depends
neither on %defaultroute nor on having a default route in my main routing


On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 08:11:54PM +0200, Tuomo Soini wrote:
> Whit Blauvelt wrote:
> > What I need to know is not why Openswan _might_ need to know a default
> > route, but how to give it what it needs _without_ having a default route in
> > my system configuration main table. So I need to know:
> %defaultroute is not needed if you don't specify %defaultroute in
> config. Default for *nexthop=%direct, not %defaultroute.
> Trust me. I don't have defaultroute on my main routing table and pluto
> just works.
> -- 
> Tuomo Soini <tis at foobar.fi>
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