Bug 445179 - %defaultroute not working with openswan
Summary: %defaultroute not working with openswan
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openswan
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Avesh Agarwal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-05 08:25 UTC by Magnus Vesterlund
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:57:49 UTC

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Description Magnus Vesterlund 2008-05-05 08:25:21 UTC
Description of problem:

I have not managed to get %defaultroute to work with openswan in the F9 beta. I
have an ipsec.conf file that I have used with FC5-F8 that no longer works. I
added protostack=netkey since that seems to have been added to the default
configuration in F9. Here it is, somewhat censored:

version	2.0

config setup

conn xxx

include /etc/ipsec.d/*.conf

If I specify the IP address of the interface instead of %defaultroute the
connection works. I have also tried adding "interfaces %defaultroute" to the
"config setup" part, but that did not help.

I get this output in /var/log/messages when starting ipsec:

May  5 09:53:11 localhost kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 15
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: Using NETKEY(XFRM) stack
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: ...Openswan IPsec started
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: Starting Openswan IPsec
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: Trying hardware random, this may fail,
which is okay.
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: Trying to load all NETKEY
modules:xfrm6_tunnel xfrm6_mode_tunnel xfrm6_mode_beet xfrm6_mode_ro
xfrm6_mode_transport xfrm4_mode_transport xfrm4_mode_tunnel xfrm4_tunnel
xfrm4_mode_beet esp4 esp6 ah4 ah6 ipcomp ipcomp6 af_key 
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: Trying VIA padlock driver, this may fail,
which is okay.
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: Trying to load Crypto API modules, some
may fail, which is okay.
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec_setup: aes-x86_64 aes des sha512 sha256 md5 cbc
xcbc ecb twofish blowfish serpent 
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec__plutorun: 022 connection must specify host IP
address for our side
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec__plutorun: 037 attempt to load incomplete connection
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec__plutorun: 021 no connection named "xxx"
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec__plutorun: 000 initiating all conns with
May  5 09:53:11 localhost ipsec__plutorun: 021 no connection named "xxx"

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up an ipsec connection and use %defaultroute

Actual results:
Connection does not work, error messages in /var/log/messages.

Expected results:
Connection works.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:39:05 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Paul Wouters 2008-05-19 21:15:54 UTC
This is due to a patch introduced by redhat. Undo this patch:

--- openswan-2.6.03/programs/_realsetup/_realsetup.in.spc       2008-01-24
14:42:41.000000000 -0600
+++ openswan-2.6.03/programs/_realsetup/_realsetup.in   2008-01-24
14:57:06.000000000 -0600
@@ -38,7 +38,12 @@
 # defaults for "config setup" items
+if $netkey
+    IPSECinterfaces=
+    IPSECinterfaces=${IPSECinterfaces:-%defaultroute}
        if test " $IPSECinterfaces" = " %none" ; then IPSECinterfaces= ; fi
 # IPSECforwardcontrol  "no"
 # IPSECsyslog  "daemon.error"

or rebuild the src.rpm with the %patch4 removed.

Bumping this to urgent and high

Comment 3 Marek Greško 2008-05-20 11:49:22 UTC
When I edit /usr/libexec/ipsec/_realsetup and replace those 6 lines with
it makes no sense and %defaultroute does not work either.

Comment 5 Steve Grubb 2008-06-23 21:04:12 UTC
openswan-2.6.14-1 was pushed out for fedora. Could you please check if that
version solves the problem reported. Thanks.

Comment 6 Marek Greško 2008-06-24 13:31:12 UTC
No change. Still does not work.

Comment 7 H. Peter Anvin 2008-07-10 01:19:38 UTC
openswan-2.6.14-1.fc9 is still broken.  The offending patch
(openswan-2.6-intwarning.patch) is still included.

Removing the patch and rebuilding makes it work for me.

See also: 

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