[strongSwan] Test Vectors

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Tue Jul 31 20:38:16 CEST 2012

Hi Chris,

does ipsec statusall show that the test-vectors plugins is loaded as in


If you built the plugin with the option

   ./configure --enable-test-vectors ... <other options>

then it should automatically have been added to the implicit plugin
load list.



On 07/31/2012 08:31 PM, Chris Rogers wrote:
> Hey all,
> Wanted to use SS's built in test framework to verify the correctness of
> some crypto implementations on BSD and was unable to load the test
> vectors.  Specifically, I checked my charon.log file and found:
> "AES_CBC[aes]: no test vectors found"
> "3DES_CBC[des]: no test vectors found"
>                           ...etc
> The message is the same for all of the crypto and authentication
> functions I've asked SS to load.  To try and get a baseline (since the
> SS BSD port doesn't have the full functionality), I went and attempted
> to load the test vectors under Linux and had the same issue.  I followed
> the instructions on the SS site concerning enabling testing in the
> ./configure options and strongswan.conf file.  In addition, I verified
> that the test_vector plugin exists under libstrongswan and each of the
> .c files are there as well.
> Any ideas would be helpful, thanks.
> Chris

Andreas Steffen                         andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
strongSwan - the Linux VPN Solution!                www.strongswan.org
Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications
University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
CH-8640 Rapperswil (Switzerland)

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