[Openswan Users] xl2tpd not working without listen-address

Will Roberts ironwill42 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 20:43:23 EST 2011

I ran into this back in May last year running 1.2.6. At the time Paul 
mentioned that they had a fix that would be available in the next 
version. I've now got 1.2.7 on my machines and still see the issue. It 
would be nice if this worked properly.


On 02/21/2011 07:15 PM, Toby Chamberlain wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an openswan server with a number of public IPs and am trying to setup
> up xl2tpd on it. I can get it to work but *only* if I bind xl2tpd to a
> specific IP with listen-address... if I leave it listening on all IPs xl2tpd
> sends all its replies from the internal IP and I get lots of "peer requested
> tunnel xxx twice" error in the log (and the client cannot connect).
> We would like to be able to access the LAN remotely if any particular
> interface goes down, so having xl2tpd limited to one interface is not ideal.
> Is this a limitation of xl2tpd or is it an issue with my particular setup?
> <snip>
> I am using Debian squeeze: xl2tpd-1.2.6 and openswan 2.6.28
> Toby
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