[Swan] Enabling ipsec disables normal ping functionality in openswan

Madhan Raj madhanrajrm at gmail.com
Fri May 3 05:52:17 UTC 2019

Thanks Paul,I am checking on that

Is it mandatory  to create ipsec policies on both the servers pointing each


On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 11:57 PM Paul Wouters <paul at nohats.ca> wrote:

> On Thu, 2 May 2019, Madhan Raj wrote:
> > we have upgraded our linux  machine from Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
> release 6.2 (Santiago)(openswan-2.6.32-27.4.el6_5.x86_64)  to  6.6
> (Santiago) (openswan-2.6.32-37.el6.x86_64).
> > I have an ipsec policies   configured between 2 different servers and
> ipsec  status showed me that it is loaded and working fine.
> >
> > As soon as we  upgrade the servers to 6.6 ipsec  policies are loaded
> sucessfully in ipsec status command but somehow normal network pings are
> failing with below error :-
> > ping: sendmsg: Operation not permitted
> That looks like a firewall rule or possibly selinux policy preventing a
> ping?
> Just confirm with "ipsec trafficstatus" that your tunnel is up?
> Paul
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