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Hardware Acceleration

Stripping clear text padding and IPsec session ESP padding

In some situations, when clear text or ESP packets in IPsec sessions may have large amounts of layer 2 padding, the NP6 IPsec engine may not be able to process them and the session may be blocked.

If you notice dropped IPsec sessions, you could try using the following CLI options to cause the NP6 processor to strip clear text padding and ESP padding before send the packets to the IPsec engine. With padding stripped, the session can be processed normally by the IPsec engine.

Use the following command to strip ESP padding:

config system npu

set strip-esp-padding enable

set strip-clear-text-padding enable

end

Stripping clear text and ESP padding are both disabled by default.

Stripping clear text padding and IPsec session ESP padding

In some situations, when clear text or ESP packets in IPsec sessions may have large amounts of layer 2 padding, the NP6 IPsec engine may not be able to process them and the session may be blocked.

If you notice dropped IPsec sessions, you could try using the following CLI options to cause the NP6 processor to strip clear text padding and ESP padding before send the packets to the IPsec engine. With padding stripped, the session can be processed normally by the IPsec engine.

Use the following command to strip ESP padding:

config system npu

set strip-esp-padding enable

set strip-clear-text-padding enable

end

Stripping clear text and ESP padding are both disabled by default.