[Swan-dev] [EXTERNAL] Re: nssdb is pointing to /etc/ipsec.d but it needs to point to the /usr/local/platform/.security/ipsec path provided in /etc/ipsec.conf
Shagun.Maheshwari at Harman.com
Tue May 15 14:36:26 UTC 2018
Can you tell us what has been fixed in libreswan 3.23 for nssdb issue?
From: Paul Wouters [mailto:paul at nohats.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:24 PM
To: Veetil, Vyshnav
Cc: swan-dev at lists.libreswan.org; Maheshwari, Shagun
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [Swan-dev] nssdb is pointing to /etc/ipsec.d but it needs to point to the /usr/local/platform/.security/ipsec path provided in /etc/ipsec.conf
On Tue, 15 May 2018, Veetil, Vyshnav wrote:
> We are getting problem with ipsec connection in Centos7.4
> Libreswan is unable to read the nssdir path
> /usr/local/platform/.security/ipsec instead always trying to only read
> /etc/ipsec.d Also, want to mention that /etc/ipsec.conf already has ipsecdir=/usr/local/platform/.security/ipsec which was working earlier with CentOS 7.3.
> In CentOS 7.3 libreswan-3.15-8.el7.x86_64 is used.
> In CentOS 7.4 libreswan-3.20-3.el7.x86_64 is used.
> What has been changed in libreswan-3.20-3.el7.x86_64 packages?
Can you try CentOS 7.5 with libreswan 3.23 ? We fixed some things to ensure the nssdb could be in /var/lib/ipsec/nss for Debian, so it should really work for you as well.
> For overcoming the pluto related issue, I have done some changes in configuration file.
> I have removed the --stderrlog=directory in /etc/ipsec.conf
That is a pluto commandline argument, not an ipsec.conf option? The option for that would be logfile=directory
> And also replaced auth=esp and esp=aes128-sha1 with
> phase2alg=aes128-sha1 in /etc/ipsec.d/conf/71221031513.conf
> file .
esp= and phase2alg= are aliases. Both can be used.
There is no auth= option. There is authby= or leftauth= / rightauth=
> What is differnce between nssdir and ipsecdir if we are using in
> /etc/ipsec.conf file
The /etc/ipsec.d directory contains a bunch of config files AND the nss binary db files. Now using ipsecdir and nssdir, you can split this and keep the configs in /etc/ipsec.d/ and keep the nss *db binary files in another dedicated nss directory (eg /var/lib/ipsec/nss on Debian)
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