[CentOS] racoon and ipsec issues
centos at celestial.com
Thu Jul 17 22:51:59 UTC 2008
Following up on my own post with some new information and puzzler:
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008, Bill Campbell wrote:
>On Thu, Jul 17, 2008, Timothy Selivanow wrote:
>After letting things sit overnight, and seeing ``IPsec-SA
>expired'' messages in /var/log/messages, I tried again this
>afternoon. without success. There are some things that seem
>noteworthy to me.
> 1. There was no traffic between the machines until I started ``tcpdump''
> on one, at which time it initiated the handshaking with the machine
> here (one machine is here on M.I. the other in Kansas City).
> 2. When racoon starts, there is a message in /var/log/messages,
> ``racoon: ERROR: racoon: MLS support is not enabled''. I haven't
> been able to figure out what that means.
> 3. The Kansas City machine is running kernel 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5 SMP,
> 4. The M.I. machine is running 2.6.18-53.1.21.el5PAE SMP i686...
> 5. The M.I. machine hosts several VMware virtual machines so both its
> NICs are in promiscuous mode.
I tried setting up a different machine here on M.I. to connect,
changed the remote IP on the Kansas City machine, and am able to
create a tunnel, ping, and ssh from M.I. to K.C., but cannot do
any of these from K.C. to M.I.
There are *NO* iptables rules on either machine at present. To
the best of my knowledge there are no IP filters between the
Internet and these machines. The one in K.C. is a DSL modem on a
/29 net block while the connection here is via an Integra/Eschelon
Adtran channel bank to a T1 to our 188.8.131.52/24 block.
I cannot understand how a connection works one way, but not the
other on what is supposed to be symmetric.
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