[Swan] malformed payload error

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Sun Mar 8 22:58:17 EET 2015

On Sun, 8 Mar 2015, David M wrote:

> I have 6 instances of libreswan running in Google Compute Engine with each terminating at varying firewall appliances
> (non-cloud).Yesterday 3 of the 6 instances were inaccessible at the same time.
> Each had "malformed payload in packet" messages (never before seen) in their ipsec.log file over the same period of time.
> The instances all came back eventually without intervention.
> Later in the afternoon Google Cloud Platform posted about connection issues covering my outage.
> I will still look at upgrading but now don't think this particular issue was with libreswan.

Thanks for letting us now - too often people don't report these things
back to us, leaving us wondering what happened.


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