Here's a question I've received, relating to a wiki page, that I can't answer.  Anyone got any ideas?

From: Jason Romo []
Sent: Wednesday, 19 July 2006 11:43 p.m.
To: Craig Box
Subject: Openswan and Cisco PIX

I used your online document and I have a tunnel between the openswan 2.4.5 (using netkey with 2.6.16 kernel) and a Cisco PIX 501.  I see the link is up on both sides.  I ping the cisco’s internal IP and I see the ICMP via debug icmp trace, but I don’t get a resonse.  I am not sure what is wrong.  I think it is on the cisco side.  It doesn’t seem to allow traffic to the internal network.  Any ideas where to start.   

From: Craig Box
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 08:49:57 +1200
To: 'Jason Romo' <>
Subject: RE: Openswan and Cisco PIX

Hi Jason,

Haven't done anything with either a Swan or a Cisco for a long time sorry.  Seen ?  Does this apply to you?


From: Jason Romo []
Sent: Thursday, 20 July 2006 9:12 a.m.
To: Craig Box
Subject: Re: Openswan and Cisco PIX

I copied the config to another machine and it works fine to the same cisco box on the remote end.  I wonder if the upstream cisco route is filtering or something.  But they can access anything on our network and we respond.  But I can’t initiate the traffic.  I have checked that the firewall rules are good, routes, even kernel modules.  I can’t find a problem.  They look the same.  The system is the system it is an image of the exact box.  Any ideas?

Thanks for your help,

Jason Romo