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Subject: Re: Can't get ciped-cb to start at all :(
From: Keith Smith <keith,AT,ksmith,DOT,com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 17:15:00 +0100
In-reply-to: <20020111153836.17c567ba.chris@wapmx.com>

Yea, when you find something out let me know. :(!  I have exactly the 
same problem, I can't get pkcipe or ciped-cb to do anything, or hint at 
me what it is failing at.  The documentation is long on theory and 
configuration but there is not a "this is how to make it 'go'" anywhere. 
  OTOH, people are running it, so it must work.

I've been digging into the source, because I think optimally this type 
of service should be of the client/server type where on one machine you 
run a server that listens on a socket and can spawn as many interfaces 
as neccessary for each connecting client.

This is the way I currently use 'ppptcp', but after utter failure to 
grok the "firing-up" of cipe, I'm thinking of another re-write of ppptcp 
stealing some of the ideas, maybe just running PPP on a UDP layer 
connection (I can call it pppudp!).  Frankly the encryption and keyring 
is much simpler to implement with ppptcp.

Overall though I think the framework of CIPE is the optimal solution. 
It should be able to obtain the efficiencies of NFS, by optimising out 
all the inefficiencies of the TCP layer at the expense of writing more code.

Chris Wilson wrote:

> I'm trying to install cipe-1.5.2 on a linux 2.4.17 machine.
> I've compiled and installed the software... and created a config file:
> radar:/root # cat /etc/cipe/options
> ####
> ipaddr
> ptpaddr
> mask
> me
> peer
> key     1227d47e56766e989e43dfe4e6da1c56
> and with a similar mirrored config at the other end. I've loaded the
> kernel module - dmesg shows:
> cipcb: CIPE driver vers 1.5.2 (c) Olaf Titz 1996-2000, 100 channels
> cipcb: rtnl_lock() at ../cipe/device.c:625
> cipcb: rtnl_unlock() at ../cipe/device.c:627
> I've used the ip-up and ip-down scripts from the examples dir of the
> distribution.
> When I try to run ciped-cb either the program quits immediately or hangs
> with a child in the zombie state.
> No messages... no network traffic... no nothing....
> There doesn't appear to be any documention on the use of ciped (other than
> the -o option) but peeking at the source, nothing appears to be relevant.
> Any suggestions?
> Chris

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