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

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2

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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