[Openswan Users] Trouble Getting L2TP Working
crowing.apocalypse at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 20:48:59 EDT 2011
I'm trying to get L2TP working with Openswan but having some difficulties.
Right now, when I run
ipsec auto --up giganews
I immediately get an error message stating
Whack: is Pluto running? connect() for "/var/run/pluto/pluto.ctl"
failed (111 Connection refused)
Without any further messages on the screen.
ipsec verify also shows that pluto fails. I'm not sure why it is failing,
however. I've looked around on the web and everything seems to point to
error logs should be in /var/log/secure with more details,
but there currently is not a /var/log/secure log file. I then tried to see
where logging is configured, There also doesn't appear to be an
/etc/syslog.conf on the system. The base OS is Backtrack 5 which is based
on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
My configuration is:
%any us1.vpn.giganews.com: PSK "thisisourkey"
lns = us1.vpn.giganews.com
require chap = yes
refuse pap = yes
require authentication = yes
; Name should be your giganews username
name = giganews_username
ppp debug = no
pppoptfile = /etc/ppp/options.l2tpd.client
length bit = yes
giganews_username us1.vpn.giganews.com "giganews_password" *
as taken from
When I had a fresh install of openswan and everything and first tried to run
the ipsec auto --up command, I did not get the pluto error message, but
rather some others (first couldn't find the giganews name, then some other
that I can't remember). After a reboot, I started getting the pluto error
Anyone have any advice on how I can get to the next step? I'm not seeing why
I get the pluto error message and not sure why it's not logging anywhere.
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