[strongSwan] Required Kernel Modules?

Noel Kuntze noel.kuntze+strongswan-users-ml at thermi.consulting
Tue Jul 24 11:59:54 CEST 2018


You can't use IPsec on OpenVZ. Use a properly virtualised environment. See the article about cloud platforms[1].

Kind regards


[1] https://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/Cloudplatforms

On 23.07.2018 17:00, Alexander v. Below wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to get StrongSwan running without success, and trying to track down issues and reading the documentation, I find things like:
> "Please make sure that the the following Linux 2.6 IPsec kernel modules are available:
> 	• af_key
> 	• ah4
> 	• esp4
> 	• ipcomp
> 	• xfrm_user“
> I am trying to install on Debian 2.6.32-openvz-042stab123.2-amd64, but I must admit I know very little about Linux (feel free to ask me anything about macOS or iOS …)
> An `lsmod` yields an empty list. I assume this is very bad, and prevents Strongswan from working correctly.
> Question 1: Is that true, or are these modules hiding somewhere?
> Question 2: If these modules are indeed missing, can I install them or do I need to build a new kernel?
> Thanks a lot
> Alex

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