# Openswan random failures

I have an annoying problem with my Openswan VPN server. When I connect from a Windows XP machine, from that point on, I can only connect with that machine (or perhaps other Windows XP machines as well). On the other hand, when I connect with a Windows 7 machine first, connecting from Windows XP is no longer possible.

This is the error I get:

ERROR: netlink XFRM_MSG_DELPOLICY response for flow eroute_connection delete included errno 2: No such file or directory

If I restart ipsec after each session, it works. So, I put this in /etc/ppp/ip-down.d/99-ipsec-restart:

#!/bin/sh

/etc/init.d/ipsec restart

A super ugly hack that makes it impossible to connect twice, but it’s better than not at all…

Versions:

Openswan: 2.6.37-1
xl2tpd: 3.1+dfsg-1
Ubuntu 12.04