[strongSwan] Routing Polices with IPTABLES not working

Adrian Milanoski amilanoski at rim.com
Thu Dec 6 19:37:16 CET 2012

HI All,

I have a strongSwan 5.0 setup and configure using IKEv2 PSK in config mode with the GW providing a pool of addresses. However after the strongSwan client connects I can only ping the Private interface of the VPN GW.

I was wondering if anyone can assist me with what maybe going on and why packets are not routing out the private interface to the private networks default GW.

Why is it so difficult to get these packets flowing from the tunnel to the private network? I thought the certain commands were to add rules in to the IPtables and remove them when the tunnel is torn down.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Adrian Milanoski
BBOS Lab Administrator
VPN / WLAN IOT / Pre-Cert
Research In Motion Limited
4715 Tahoe Blvd, Mississauga,
ON, Canada, L4W 0B5
Tel.(289) 261-5801|Fax (905) 629-7836
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