[Openswan Users] Ping fail after flushing SPD/SAD

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Thu Feb 2 10:07:50 EST 2012

On Thu, 2 Feb 2012, satpal parmar wrote:

> I am trying to make ping work btn two boxes running IPSec. I am using
> manual keying.

Manual keying is like drilling for oil to fill up your car. Don't do it

>  I am facing strange problem. Ping works without IPsec.
> Then I apply setkey.config. Ping fails due to some hw/driver/error. I
> flush the config and try ping again. But now ping is not working . I
> have to reboot machine to make it work again.

If you do things outside of an IKE daemon, you can probably use:

with NETKEY:

ip xfrm policy flush
ip xfrm state flush

with KLIPS:

ipsec eroute --clear


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