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I get this error when after I clicked Add to add this VPN to my system, Can anyone elebrate what this means.

exception 'clearos\apps\base\Engine_Exception' with message '002 loading secrets from "/etc/ipsec.secrets"' in /usr/clearos/apps/base/libraries/Shell.php:227 Stack trace: #0 /usr/clearos/apps/static_vpn_basic/libraries/Openswan.php(368): clearos\apps\base\Shell->execute('/usr/sbin/ipsec', 'auto --rereadse...', true, Array) #1 /usr/clearos/apps/static_vpn_basic/controllers/static_vpn_basic.php(272): clearos\apps\static_vpn_basic\Openswan->reload('Kacie', false) #2 /usr/clearos/apps/static_vpn_basic/controllers/static_vpn_basic.php(89): Static_Vpn_Basic->_common('Kacie', 'edit') #3 [internal function]: Static_Vpn_Basic->edit('Kacie') #4 /usr/clearos/framework/system/core/CodeIgniter.php(535): call_user_func_array(Array, Array) #5 /usr/clearos/framework/htdocs/app/index.php(224): require_once('/usr/clearos/fr...') #6 {main}
Wednesday, May 02 2018, 01:05 AM
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    Wednesday, May 02 2018, 06:59 AM - #Permalink
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    Unfortunately the interface is a bit sensitive to changes and could do with a developer review. Under certain conditions it can write an invalid configuration file which causes libreswan to fail and refuse to start. The webconfig needs libreswan to run to work.

    The simple fix is quite easy. Go into /etc/ipsec.d/ and delete the relevant ipsec.unmanaged.XXX.conf and .secrets files and start define the VPN again.

    Before doing this you can try the following:
    In the .conf file there only the first line should start "conn". Delete other lines starting "conn". Also delete any blank lines. The second line onwards should all be indented.
    In the .secrets file, if the first character is a blank, remove it.
    Then see if ipsec will start with a "systemctl start ipsec.service"
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