[Openswan Users] ipsec_setup: ERROR: Module af_key is in use

gopi gopib.4180 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 06:24:50 EST 2014

Paul Wouters <paul <at> xelerance.com> writes:

> On Tue, 20 Sep 2011, satpal parmar wrote:
> > Subject: [Openswan Users] ipsec_setup: ERROR: Module af_key is in use
> > I am recently installed openswan on red hat machine. Now when I am 
giving command 'service ipsec
> > stop' I am getting "ipsec_setup: ERROR: Module af_key is in use"  error. 
Please find the log
> > below. I am not able to relate anything with anything related to 
openswan. I goggled on mailing
> > lists but I didn't get any pointers. Anyone came across this issue? 
> > 
> >$ipsec --version
> > Linux Openswan U2.6.21/K2.6.18-194.el5 (netkey)
> > See `ipsec --copyright' for copyright information.
> That might be an old kernel bug? Does "ip xfrm state" or "ip xfrm policy" 
> anything ?
> Does issuing any of these help:
> ip xfrm policy flush 
> ip xfrm state flush 
> ip xfrm policy deleteall 
> ip xfrm state deleteall
> Can you run "ipsec setup stop" then?
> Does "dmesg" tell you why you cannot rmmod af_key ?
> Paul
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could you please some tell me wat is the issue for below problem??

[flx4008]-> service ipsec restart
ipsec_setup: Stopping Openswan IPsec...
ipsec_setup: ERROR: Module xfrm6_mode_tunnel is in use
ipsec_setup: ERROR: Module xfrm4_mode_tunnel is in use
ipsec_setup: ERROR: Module esp4 is in use
ipsec_setup: Starting Openswan IPsec U2.6.38dr2/K2.6.32-
ipsec_setup: multiple ip addresses, using on eth0
ipsec_setup: /usr/libexec/ipsec/addconn Non-fips mode set in 


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