[dpdk-users] How to generate IPSec-based traffic in pktgen ?

Wiles, Keith keith.wiles at intel.com
Tue May 2 22:26:52 CEST 2017

> On May 2, 2017, at 3:24 AM, ankit bhardwaj <ankitbhrdwj27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to test IPSec-based application in DPDK and pktgen is the right
> choice for the packet generation. I could figure out how to generate GRE
> packets, however, there is no proper documentation for generating
> IPSec-based packets.
> Is it possible to generate IPSec-based(ESP/AH) traffic in pktgen, if yes,
> could you please tell me how to do that?

At this time Pktgen does not support IPSec packets. The only way to use Pktgen and test a IPSec unit is to have PKtgen generate clear text packets and use two IPSec systems to receive clear text convert to IPSec Packets to another machine the convert IPSec to clear text back to Pktgen. I hope that is clear.

> Thanks,
> Ankit Bhardwaj


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