Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 609090
Racoon daemon blocks on recv() call due to empty pfkey socket
Last modified: 2013-01-10 22:06:09 EST
This bug has been copied from bug #590783 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.5 z-stream (EUS).
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When dumping the pfkey database the kernel used to return only part of the database due to the small socket buffer size. When racoon was deployed on a system with a large number of network security policy entries, the racoon coould not find all of the security policy entries in the database. The updated package supports a new configuration option pfkey_buffer to the racoon.conf file that allows to set the buffer size as appropriate for the deployment requirements.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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