VPN tunnel DOWN, vti interface UP


#1

Hi, just wanted to check if this is a bug or I am missing something. I am running VyOS 1.1.7 (helium) and using site-to-site VPN tunnels with vti interfaces. I noticed one strange behavior - even though the VPN tunnel goes down, the vti interface associated to it is still up - see the attachment (vti555). Is this a bug?


#2

afaik, vti interfaces are always in up state, so you can’t use them in floating routes logic.
otoh VTI interfaces are perfectly suited for using a routing protocol. If remote tunnel endpoint is unreachable , routing protocol will detect this and use different route (…if alternative path is available)


#3

I have same problem with vti interfaces, only in 1.1.7 version.

1.0.2 (hydrogen):

[code]vyos@VHQnod2:~$ show interfaces | grep n0xx-xxxxxxx.org
vti8052000 172.16.52.13/30 A/D n0xx-xxxxxxx.org
vyos@VHQnod2:~$ show vpn ipsec sa peer xx.xx.xx2.xx
Peer ID / IP Local ID / IP


xx.xx.xx.xx xx.xx.xx.xx

Description:  n0xx-xxxxxxx.org
Tunnel  State  Bytes Out/In   Encrypt  Hash  NAT-T  A-Time  L-Time  Proto
------  -----  -------------  -------  ----  -----  ------  ------  -----
vti     down   n/a            n/a      n/a   no     0       3600    all[/code]

1.1.7:

[code]vyos@HUB1nod2:~$ show interfaces | grep n0xx-xxxxxxx.org
vti8052000 172.16.52.5/30 u/u n0xx-xxxxxxx.org
vyos@HUB1nod2:~$ show vpn ipsec sa peer xx.xx.xx.xx
Peer ID / IP Local ID / IP


xx.xx.xx.xx xx.xx.xx.xx

Description: n0xx-xxxxxxx.org

Tunnel  State  Bytes Out/In   Encrypt  Hash    NAT-T  A-Time  L-Time  Proto
------  -----  -------------  -------  ----    -----  ------  ------  -----
vti     down   n/a            n/a      n/a     no     0       3600    all

[/code]

So i’m very confuse it’s a “feature” or bug ?