[Openswan Users] State diagram?

Markus Falb wnefal at gmail.com
Sun Nov 24 16:46:36 UTC 2013

On 05.Nov.2013, at 14:42, Iain Buchanan wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having trouble setting up a VPN between two machines that are behind NAT firewalls (one is an Amazon EC2 instance).  I'm having trouble interpreting the error messages - I don't understand what the states reported actually mean - is there a diagram anywhere of what the transitions are between the states, and what the IP addresses used at each point are?
> E.g. something like:
> Initiator: STATE_MAIN_I1 - packet sent from "left" to "right" with source set to "blah"
> Receiver: Waits for STATE_MAIN_I1 packet, expects source to be "blah" etc.
> I'm getting stuck at STATE_MAIN_I3, but I'm not sure what should be happening at this stage: whether it is a routing issue or just misconfigured IP addresses.

The lack of responses could indicate that IPSec is complicated and much more complicated to describe.	
Apart from RTFM, I agree that some help with this would be helpful.


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