[Swan] USE_DH2 Re: Libreswan 4.6: connection IKEv2 win10 to Linux freezes soon after Android device connects

Mirsad Goran Todorovac mirsad.todorovac at alu.unizg.hr
Fri Jan 14 23:26:04 EET 2022


On 1/14/2022 9:59 PM, Paul Wouters wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Jan 2022, Mirsad Goran Todorovac wrote:
>
>>>  whether you compile USE_DH2 in or not should not make a difference,
>>>  unless you are changing the ike= or esp=/phase2alg= line to include
>>>  modp1024 (which you shouldn't).
>>
>> Experiment proves otherwise. I have made two parallel compiles, 
>> USE_DH2=true and USE_DH2=false. Then `make install; ipsec restart` 
>> from each directory, each time attempting to connect L2TP with PSK 
>> from Android 11 native client. The result is interesting: 
>> USE_DH2=false version could not connect, and the othe one could.
>>
>> Proof of the concept is in the logs (as the proverb sayeth "if the 
>> goat is lying, the horn isnt" :)
>>
>> [1] https://domac.alu.hr/mtodorov/l2tp-20220114-dh2=true-01.log 
>> (connected)
>
> Jan 14 21:26:14.344385: |    af+type: AF+OAKLEY_GROUP_DESCRIPTION 
> (0x8004)
> Jan 14 21:26:14.344392: |    length/value: 2 (00 02)
> Jan 14 21:26:14.344401: |    [2 is OAKLEY_GROUP_MODP1024]
> Jan 14 21:26:14.344409: | OAKLEY proposal verified unconditionally; no 
> alg_info to check against
> Jan 14 21:26:14.344417: | Oakley Transform 1 accepted
>
> You accepted modp1024/dh2, but:
>
> v3.19 (January 15, 2017)
> [...]
> * pluto: drop modp1024 (DH2) from IKEv1 "ike=" default list [Andrew]
>
> So you must have had an ike= line in your config. If you do, then indeed
> it would work, but the unmodified config would also fail to load the
> connection if it tried to add dh2 to its valid options.
>
>> [2] https://domac.alu.hr/mtodorov/l2tp-20220114-nodh2-01.log 
>> (unsuccessful)
>
> Jan 14 21:22:05.126170: | ******parse ISAKMP Oakley attribute:
> Jan 14 21:22:05.126178: |    af+type: AF+OAKLEY_GROUP_DESCRIPTION 
> (0x8004)
> Jan 14 21:22:05.126201: |    length/value: 2 (00 02)
> Jan 14 21:22:05.126211: |    [2 is OAKLEY_GROUP_MODP1024]
> Jan 14 21:22:05.126225: "L2TP-PSK-NAT"[1] 94.253.210.164 #2: 
> OAKLEY_GROUP 2 not supported.  Attribute OAKLEY_GROUP_DESCRIPTION
>
> Your connection however loaded, so it must NOT have specified dh2 in
> ike= or it would have failed to load, and with no L2TP-PSK-NAT
> connection loaded would get a different error (NO_PROPOSAL_CHOSEN)

I did not get that exactly. Despite my learning curve getting better, I 
am only succeeded L2TP w libreswan on 2021-11-24. These were interesting 
60 days, but I am not familiar with libreswan internals.

Apparently, I do not change default ike= and esp= with L2TP, and my 
compilation was default parms + USE_DH2:

conn L2TP-PSK-NAT
         rightsubnet=vhost:%priv
         also=L2TP-PSK-common

conn L2TP-PSK-noNAT
         rightsubnet=vhost:%no
         also=L2TP-PSK-common

conn L2TP-PSK-common
         # Use a Preshared Key. Disable Perfect Forward Secrecy.
         authby=secret
         pfs=no
         auto=add
         keyingtries=3
         # we cannot rekey for %any, let client rekey
         rekey=no
         # Apple iOS doesn't send delete notify so we need dead peer 
detection
         # to detect vanishing clients
         dpddelay=10
         dpdtimeout=30
         dpdaction=clear
         # Set ikelifetime and keylife to same defaults windows has
         ikelifetime=8h
         keylife=1h
         ikev2=never
         # l2tp-over-ipsec is transport mode
         type=tunnel
         #
         # left will be filled in automatically with the local address 
of the default-route interface (as determined at IPsec startup time).
         left=%defaultroute
         #
         # For updated Windows 2000/XP clients,
         # to support old clients as well, use leftprotoport=17/%any
         leftprotoport=17/1701
         #
         # The remote user.
         #
         right=%any
         # Using the magic port of "%any" means "any one single port". 
This is
         # a work around required for Apple OSX clients that use a randomly
         # high port.
         rightprotoport=17/%any

Mirsad

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