[Swan] ipsec-interface with auto=ondemand

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Sat Feb 6 23:03:30 UTC 2021

On Sat, 6 Feb 2021, Cesare Leonardi wrote:

> Hello, just to try the "ipsec-interface" parameter, that I've never used 
> before, I've added "ipsec-interface=yes" to a working VPN (Libreswan 4.2) and 
> I've noted that it has trouble with "auto=ondemand".
> In that case, as soon I start the ipsec service, I see something like that in 
> the log:
> =====
> "test": route-host output: /usr/libexec/ipsec/_updown.xfrm: doroute "ip -4 
> route replace   dev ipsec1" failed (Cannot find device 
> "ipsec1")
> =====

We need to look at fixing this bug.

One work around for this is can be to define the ipsec1 interface
outside of pluto (eg via systemd/NM) so that the device is always
present - irrespective of whether libreswan is running.


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