Bug ID 512618: Continuous "Invalid sadb message" upon issuing "racoonctl -l show-sa esp"

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 11.5.4

Opened: Mar 16, 2015

Severity: 3-Major


Racoonctl utility is not designed to display large number of SA's and it will display "Invalid sadb message" continuously.


Continuous "Invalid sadb message" will be displayed upon issuing "racoonctl -l show-sa esp" and racoonctl utility will not work.


If the system has large number of IPsec SA's.


Use TMSH instead. "tmsh show net ipsec ipsec-sa" will provide more accurate IPsec security association information.

Fix Information

This changes should provide a user to retrieve SA's based on specific addresses using racoonctl utility.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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