[strongSwan] Problem: "unable to install policy -the same policy for reqid XXXX exists "

Tobias Brunner tobias at strongswan.org
Fri Nov 23 11:11:39 CET 2018

Hi Sven,

> We are using strongSwan 5.6.2 on a Linux kernel 4.1.39.

Try using a newer strongSwan version.

> The installed policy (in this case) is the following:
> src dst
>         dir out priority 379519 ptype main
>         tmpl src dst
>                 proto esp spi 0x0f95ddf2 reqid 4388 mode tunnel

Use the full log to see why it may have been left there.  That log
snippet you added is not really useful.

> I already tried to change "auto=add" to "auto=route", which I found in a description
> of a similar problem, but that changed nothing...

auto=route makes no sense on a gateway for roadwarriors.


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