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 From:  tonemmaps at krehel dot com
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] VPN bug in 1.21
 Date:  Thu, 16 Mar 2006 22:21:32 -0600
I've experienced that exact same issue and posted a question but never heard anything
back.  Hopefully Jonathan is right, it was noted and a fix will be along shortly.

Chris

Jason King wrote:
> I didn't get much of a response from this earlier so I've decided to
> submit it again with a different subject.
> 
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> I think I have found a bug in 1.21. I have been using 1.2 for a while
> now. These are the points of interest.
> 
> I have 2 IPSec VPN connections connecting us to 4 different hosts. Both
> of these tunnels work perfectly on 1.2. The only time these connections
> go down is when there is some problem on the remote end, not with the
> m0n0wall.
> 
> Having said that, I tried upgrading a month ago to 1.21 which was
> running off of a PC. I switched the firewall that previous night and
> started it up and tested connectivity, everything appeared to be fine
> (didn't check the vpn connections). Came in the next morning and I was
> getting complaints that users couldn't get to those remote hosts through
> the IPSec VPN tunnel. So I checked the tunnels. One of the tunnels was
> up, but one was not. I called the remote host admins and asked what
> could be wrong. They told me nothing changed on their side and so since
> the only thing I changed was from 1.2 to 1.21 I decided it must be me.
> 
> Anyway, I took down 1.21 and put the 1.2 back in place. Both VPN tunnels
> came up just fine and people continued to working.
> 
> I recently got approved for a soekris net4801 with the vpn1411 addon
> board (joy). I decided I would try the net48xx version of 1.21 and see
> if that made a difference. It was no different. This time I tested the
> VPN connections before I left and discovered that the same problem as
> before was still there. So I had to flash my CF card with 1.2 instead of
> 1.21 and bring the soekris up with 1.2. There again, both VPN tunnels
> came up fine.
> 
> I'm not even sure where to start looking for a solution to this problem
> I'm seeing. Not really sure if it IS a problem but something has
> definitly changed between 1.2 and 1.21 that breaks my VPN tunnels.
> 
> Just wanted to let everyone know what I found. I'm not looking for a
> solution so much as I wanted the list to know about the problem. I'm
> perfectly fine with 1.2.
> 
> m0n0wall ROCKS!
> 
> Jason
> 
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