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Subject: Re: Problems on Linux/alpha
From: Beat Rubischon <beat,AT,rubis,DOT,ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 11:40:07 +0200
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.44L.0208291010380.19938-100000@wigwam.lugs.ch>

Hello!

Am 29.08.02 schrieb Roberto Nibali:

> > I'm using a cipe link between a Linux/i386 and a Linux/alpha
> > system. The alpha is new installed last night - before, it was a
> > Linux/sparc for a long time.
> I reckon it worked with the Sparc.

Yes. It worked for about 1 1/2 years.

> > The alpha is'nt able to decrypt the traffic and sends a lot of
> > failures to syslog:
> >
> > Sep 16 12:17:53 marmotta kernel: cipcb0: decrypt CRC error
> I suspect that a LE/BE problem could be the issue here.

More a 64bit then a endianess problem. Alpha is (like i386) a
little endian machine. sparc on the other hand (surprise) is big
endian.

> Another possibility you could do is to try out [1] and see if it works.
> [1] http://openvpn.sourceforge.net/

I know the differencies in Cipe, OpenVPN, VTun and FreeSWAN - but
in this case, I like the simple use of Cipe. If I'll be able to
get the encryption back, I would'nt change :-)

Sincerly Beat Rubischon

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