Openswan error: Non-fips mode set in /proc/sys/crypto/fips_enabled

Server: Linux CentOS 5.x 32-bit

Installed OpenSwan, currently in testing phase, when starting or restarting the ipsec service (service ipsec start/restart), I receive this error:

/usr/libexec/ipsec/addconn Non-fips mode set in /proc/sys/crypto/fips_enabled

Actually, it seems to be just a warning, but still annoying and would like to know how to resolve it. Openswan is version 2.6.21 and installed from RPM. I have found mentions of the same problem via Google but no solution.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

tomfraAuthor Commented:
Actually, I did read check those 2 webs before, together with a few others and while the same error/warning is indeed mentioned in there, there is no solution or explanation of it, unless I missed it.
tomfraAuthor Commented:
The problem is fixed in OpenSwan 2.6.26 so it's probably an OpenSwan bug. For anyone reading this - do *NOT* use the version 2.6.21 that is stil as of October 17 2010 in the CentOS 5 repository. It has a NAT problem I can confirm: see

I used the 2.6.26 RPM for CentOS which is available on the OpenSwan website and it seems to be working OK now... sort of, but that's just a matter of some finetuning.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Internet Protocol Security

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.