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IPSec VPN restarts very often

L1 Bithead

Hallo,

I have defined a IPSec VPN connection with following params:

ike: 3des/sha1/dh5 Lifetime: 8 hours

ipsec: ESP/3des/sha1/dh5 Lifetime: 30 minutes (life size not set, shows 0MB)

ike gateway: main mode, DP enabled

The connection is established but in system log I see very often (every 5 sec.) tunnel is again and again down and up. We have packet lost about 0.5%.

Any ideas? I've already configured the connection from scratch again.

Jacek.

Log file:

2012/09/24 12:36:39    ipsec-key-delete    IPSec key deleted. Deleted SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0x8C5FC8B5/0xFFFD0AD9.

2012/09/24 12:36:39    ike-send-p2-delete    IKE protocol IPSec SA delete message sent to peer. SPI:0x8C5FC8B5.

2012/09/24 12:36:38    ipsec-key-install    IPSec key installed. Installed SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0xDF1F9E37/0xFFFD0ADA lifetime 1800 Sec lifesize unlimited.

2012/09/24 12:36:38    ike-nego-p2-succ    IKE phase-2 negotiation is succeeded as initiator, quick mode. Established SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0xCFE39FEB, SPI:0xDF1F9E37/0xFFFD0ADA.

2012/09/24 12:36:38    ike-nego-p2-start    IKE phase-2 negotiation is started as initiator, quick mode. Initiated SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0xCFE39FEB.

2012/09/24 12:36:35    ipsec-key-delete    IPSec key deleted. Deleted SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0xCDCD7E83/0xFFFD0AD8.

2012/09/24 12:36:35    ike-send-p2-delete    IKE protocol IPSec SA delete message sent to peer. SPI:0xCDCD7E83.

2012/09/24 12:36:34    ipsec-key-install    IPSec key installed. Installed SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0x8C5FC8B5/0xFFFD0AD9 lifetime 1800 Sec lifesize unlimited.

2012/09/24 12:36:34    ike-nego-p2-succ    IKE phase-2 negotiation is succeeded as initiator, quick mode. Established SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0x756F7417, SPI:0x8C5FC8B5/0xFFFD0AD9.

2012/09/24 12:36:34    ike-nego-p2-start    IKE phase-2 negotiation is started as initiator, quick mode. Initiated SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0x756F7417.

2012/09/24 12:36:31    ipsec-key-delete    IPSec key deleted. Deleted SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0xE36D50CD/0xFFFD0AD7.

2012/09/24 12:36:31    ike-send-p2-delete    IKE protocol IPSec SA delete message sent to peer. SPI:0xE36D50CD.

2012/09/24 12:36:30    ipsec-key-install    IPSec key installed. Installed SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0xCDCD7E83/0xFFFD0AD8 lifetime 1800 Sec lifesize unlimited.

2012/09/24 12:36:30    ike-nego-p2-succ    IKE phase-2 negotiation is succeeded as initiator, quick mode. Established SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0x43C3E41C, SPI:0xCDCD7E83/0xFFFD0AD8.

2012/09/24 12:36:30    ike-nego-p2-start    IKE phase-2 negotiation is started as initiator, quick mode. Initiated SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0x43C3E41C.

2012/09/24 12:36:27    ipsec-key-delete    IPSec key deleted. Deleted SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0x8D0BBED9/0xFFFD0AD6.

2012/09/24 12:36:27    ike-send-p2-delete    IKE protocol IPSec SA delete message sent to peer. SPI:0x8D0BBED9.

2012/09/24 12:36:26    ipsec-key-install    IPSec key installed. Installed SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] SPI:0xE36D50CD/0xFFFD0AD7 lifetime 1800 Sec lifesize unlimited.

2012/09/24 12:36:26    ike-nego-p2-succ    IKE phase-2 negotiation is succeeded as initiator, quick mode. Established SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0x15CF19C6, SPI:0xE36D50CD/0xFFFD0AD7.

2012/09/24 12:36:26    ike-nego-p2-start    IKE phase-2 negotiation is started as initiator, quick mode. Initiated SA: XX.XX.XX.XX[500]-YY.YY.YY.YY[500] message id:0x15CF19C6.

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@Support_LTC:-

This was also our experience. Your suggestion to remove the tunnel monitor resolved our identical problem. Many thanks!

why did deactivation the replay-protection resolve your issue?

Sorry, I was not logged in for a while.

I am not really sure. The tunnel between PA-VM and ScreenOS 6.3. did not become stable for long. (300Mbit max throughput , 20ms latency, no measurable packet loss).

L0 Member

Hello,

 

We were also running into same issue, with NO tunnel monitors.

 

Every 3 seconds or 5 seconds our SPI will change, or reset to different; indicating that new 'interesting traffic' has been selected.

 

It was very weird behavior, certain hosts could ping fine but others wouldn't, tunnel kept resetting every 3-5 seconds.

 

The remote end/peer was Fortinet firewall.  Turns out, our peer was doing 'strict phase 2 IP selection' in Route-Based Tunnel.  In other words, in palo alto, even in route-based tunnel, we had to define proxy ID, and everything started to come normal!!!!!

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