[strongSwan] Connection dies w/netlink error
martin at strongswan.org
Tue Aug 10 08:57:43 CEST 2010
> I am using version 4.1.10 of strongswan
> 04[KNL] creating rekey job for ESP CHILD_SA 0xc450608a (reqid 11)
> 04[KNL] creating delete job for ESP CHILD_SA 0xc6f71609 (reqid 11)
> 04[KNL] creating delete job for ESP CHILD_SA 0xc450608a (reqid 11)
> 16[KNL] unable to delete SAD entry with SPI 0x8a6050c4
> 16[KNL] unable to delete SAD entry with SPI 0x916f7c6
Your ancient strongSwan version reports the SPIs in the delete error in
host instead of network order, so the SPIs are actually c450608a and
The problem is that the kernel triggers a rekey for the SA, and short
after enforces a delete for them. But in this short time-frame, the
daemon is unable to complete the rekey.
Additionally, the remote peer seems to initiate the rekeying at same
time. You should review your rekeying configuration: Make sure to have a
large enough rekeymargin, this allows the daemon to reestablish a new SA
before the kernel deletes the old SA. Increasing rekeyfuzz helps to
avoid these rekey collisions. man ipsec.conf for details.
And I (again) recommend to use a newer strongSwan version; the handling
of rekey collisions has improved a lot.
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