Replay window failure messages

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Jul 10th, 2003
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Hi all,

Our VPN 3015 is getting a lot of these errors. Is there anyway I can find out which client is causing this:

59580 07/11/2003 15:29:52.040 SEV=6 IPSEC/7 RPT=23125

IPSec ESP Tunnel Inb: Replay window failure - discarding packet!

Our concentrator is using vpn3000-3.6.7.F-k9.bin with VPNclient from 3.1 to 3.6.3

I think after we upgraded to this 3.6.7 version that's when I noticed a lot of these errors.

Can someone advised what client is causing this or anyway I can find out

Much thanks


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drolemc Wed, 07/16/2003 - 11:21
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The message is related to DOS attack prevention. It could be in response to an actual attack or in some cases due to routing problems or packet corruption. A similar problem that I know of was in a setup where some of the clients were behind a Linksys router and had something to do with the way in which the linksys routers handle IPSec tunneling. If you too have devices behind a Linksys, then the error messages are to be expected.

justinvo Wed, 07/16/2003 - 15:08
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thanks for that. We don't use Linksys routers, only Dlinks and PIX501.

Do you know if there's a debug or anyway to find out which IP address or who is causing this ?

kind regards,

Justin Vo


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