Bug 1308325 - ipsec NSS database not created on install
ipsec NSS database not created on install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager-libreswan (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-14 04:28 EST by Frank Büttner
Modified: 2016-12-20 13:43 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 13:43:31 EST
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Description Frank Büttner 2016-02-14 04:28:34 EST
Description of problem:
It is not possible to use ipsec via the gnome NetworkManger plugins, because the database is not created.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time on an clean fedora install

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure an vpn
2. try to connect

actual results:
pluto[4685]: NSS DB directory: sql:/etc/ipsec.d
pluto[4685]: NSS readonly initialization ("sql:/etc/ipsec.d") failed (err -8174)
pluto[4685]: FATAL: NSS initialization failure

Expected results:
NSS DB directory: sql:/etc/ipsec.d
pluto[6088]: NSS initialized
pluto[6088]: libcap-ng support [enabled]
pluto[6088]: FIPS HMAC integrity verification test passed
pluto[6088]: FIPS: pluto daemon NOT running in FIPS mode
pluto[6088]: Linux audit support [enabled]
pluto[6088]: Linux audit activated
pluto[6088]: Starting Pluto (Libreswan Version 3.16 XFRM(netkey)

Additional info:
To fix it, call als root on time: "ipsec initnss"
This will create the database.
Comment 1 Paul Wouters 2016-02-16 16:49:00 EST
This is because NetworkManager-openswan (used in f23) starts libreswan with:

                /* Start the IPSec service */
                if (priv->libreswan) {
                        success = do_spawn (&priv->pid, NULL, NULL, error,
                                            priv->pluto_path, "--config", SYSCONFDIR "/ipsec.conf",

Thereby it skips everything that the ipsec service normally does on startup via the ipserv.service systemd service file. One of those tasks is migrating/updating/creating the NSS DB.

The only thing NM-openswan should do if it finds that the ipsec service is not running, is to start the ipsec service. It should not attempt to directly use _stackmanager or directly start the pluto daemon itself.
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