IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) is a protocol for securing IP communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a communication session.

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l2tp vpn is disconnected after few minutes

I installed IPSec/L2TP on my vps server. I tried to connect from my mac to this VPN server. First time, connection is succeeded. But after a few minutes, connection was broken by itself. After ...
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IPSec tunnel on ASA keeps disconnecting

I have an ASA IPSec tunnel configured between an ASA5505 and Microsoft TMG 2010 SP2. The tunnel sometimes works for a few hours, and then disconnects, and other times it works for 5 minutes and then ...
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L2TP/IPsec through HTTP Port 80

i got an VPN (L2TP/IPsec) Tunnel running on my synology nas. my router is configured for vpn passthrough. so everything is fine. furthermore i got an webservice running on port 80. now i got the ...
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IPSec tunnel not working when set up asynchronously

I'm trying to create a tunnel using StrongSwan. In order to do this, I'm creating two sh files, one for each gateway router. All I'm doing in the sh files is creating the tunnel, configuring it, and ...
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Cannot access L2L VPN from RA VPN connected client on Cisco ASA 5510

We have a Cisco 1921 router running IOS 15.1 at one of our branches which is connected via a L2L IPsec VPN to a ASA5510 running ASA 7.2 at our headquarters. The ASA also provides IPSec Remote Access ...
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Poor SMB Download Speed over VPN

I'm at a bit of a loss for trying to figure out how to improve our file sharing with remote users. The setup is as follows: Cogent Fiber 100 Mb/s Up and Down Sonicwall running SonicOS 5.8.1 Dell ...
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MikroTik IPsec client Fortigate 'Received ESP packet with unknown SPI.'

We have a client with 6 sites using IPsec. Every now and again, possibly once a week, sometimes once a month, data just stops flowing from the remote Fortigate VPN server to the local MikroTik IPsec ...
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simple subnetting, regarding vpn

i am using 2 cisco rv180 to build up a ipsec tunnel. thats working. but i cant get any packets trough the tunnel. first i was using: local: 10.0.0.X 255.0.0.0 remote 10.0.1.x 255.0.0.0 but 0 ...
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VPNs and NetBIOS

I have a Cisco RV180 VPN Firewall Router and I have QuickVPN and PPTP working. However, I am not able to get NetBIOS working so that I can access everything via NAMES or get the systems to show up ...
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Cisco QuickVPN Can't view local computers

I am connected to my QuickVPN connection to my RV180 VPN Router and I can access the router via IP but I can't find or see any of the computers. How can I fix that? Do I need to do some more advanced ...
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Using strongswan, what's the difference between auto=add, and auto=start?

The docs on this are pretty vague, what operation, if any, should be done automatically at IPsec startup. add loads a connection without starting it. route loads a connection and installs kernel ...
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Fortigate VPN Routing issue

I have 200B Fortigate unit with 2 internet WAN connections. I also have a remote site which I'm connected to via IPSEC VPN through WAN1. This site has only one GW IP address. I'd also like to setup a ...
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Strongswan ipsec <--> iPhone, can't access LAN

I'm trying to connect to my LAN with iPhone, using Cisco IPsec VPN connection. I can connect to VPN, but I can't access any LAN devices. Hardware/Software: Strongswan 5.0.4, running on router - ...
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What do transmit errors on Linux IPsec virtual tunnel interfaces indicate?

Our monitoring system is indicating transmit errors on the IPsec VTIs on our Vyatta Core routers when they are under high load. They only appear fairly occasionally, and don't appear to seriously ...
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VPN Between Checkpoint R75.20 and AWS VPC

I have been trying for a long time now to configure a site-to-site VPN connection between Amazon and a Checkpoint R75.20 (previously i tried with Azure) unsuccessfully. I have tried everything and ...
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What is the difference between “Main” mode and “Quick” mode when using IPsec in Windows Server?

What is the difference between “Main” mode and “Quick” mode when using IPsec in Windows Server? When does each one come into play?
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StrongSwan + xl2tpd client timeout between 2-5 minutes

I run CentOS 6.4 on Amazon EC2, using xl2tpd-1.3.1 from EPEL repository together with StrongSwan 5.0.4. I setup a simple IPSec connection: conn l2tp type=transport keyexchange=ikev1 ...
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How do I allow only certain IPSet set's to access a certain port with iptables?

I'm using IPSet to build IP ranges for different countries as follows : # Canada ipset -F ca.zone ipset -N ca.zone nethash for IP in $(wget -O - http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks/data/countries/ca.zone) ...
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Inspect IPSec payload prior to encryption

I have a Windows 7 IPSec VPN setup. When inspecting the IPSec packets generated by Windows in Wireshark the corresponding payloads are, as expected, encrypted. Is there a way to inspect the ...
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Having trouble installing Racoon and Strongswan on the same system

I have two applications that I need to run, one uses Racoon for establishing IPSec tunnels and the other uses Strongswan. Therefore, I need both Racoon and Strongswan installed simultaneously on my ...
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VPN ipsec tunnel from router to single windows server computer (gateway-to-host)

Firstly, is this possible? I haven't seen any posts that talk about this. The situation: 2 different ISP's. One has several servers and a firewall running. The other is limited to only one virtual ...
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Restrict access to RD Gateway based on IP

I'm trying to restrict who can access our RD Gateway based on both their group membership and IP address (so people in group A can only access the system from IP address X). The Network Policy Server ...
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Side2Side VPN avoid subnet configuration

I have a side2side VPN created with strongSwan. It is working so far. But I have a basic problem regarding the configuration effort. The VPN Gateway (cloud) should handle a lot of connections from ...
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How do I configure routing for an IPSEC tunnel between Openswan and RouterOS

I am trying to create a site-to-site VPN between a Linux router that runs openswan and shorewall (host A, serving subnet 10.10.0.0/16) and a MikroTek RouterBoard running RouterOS 6.3 (host B, serving ...
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Openswan stopped writing to /var/log/secure after log deletion

I deleted the log intentionally but it seems like Openswan is not creating a new one on it's own. I tried restarting the service or even creating an empty file. Nothing works. What can I do besides ...
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Simultaneous IKEv1 and IKEv2 connection support in Strongswan

I'm using Strongswan to handle IPsec connections, and need a way to support both Windows (IKEv2) and OS X (IKEv1) clients. I would prefer to use pure IPsec (i.e. avoid having to setup L2TP) unless ...
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Automatic IPSec IP Blacklist

A new client of ours has a legacy web app on Win Server 2008 R2 and when we started diagnosing the event logs, there were multiple ip's in China trying to hit both their sa sql account and trying to ...
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xauth with ipsec-tools on openwrt: authentication failing?

I'am trying to set up xauth with ipsec-tools on openwrt, my settings show below: cat /etc/racoon.conf: path include "/etc/racoon"; path pre_shared_key "/etc/racoon/psk.txt"; path certificate ...
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strongSwan IKEv2 + Windows 7 Agile VPN: What is causing Error 13801

I have an AWS instance that I want to be a VPN server. It will connect Windows 7 clients to a private network in the Amazon cloud. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the strongswan-ikev2 package. ...
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IPsec connection established but xl2tpd times out

This may or may not be related to my problem with passing ipsec verify. I have configured L2TP/IPsec VPN on Ubuntu 13.04 following Ubuntu's community documentation and while IPsec connection seems ...
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Multiple IPsec tunnels implented with raccon - need tunnel specific debug output

I have a network appliance box serving as an end point for several site to site IPsec VPN tunnels. raccon's docs specify that a log file can be written to with the -l option. My clunky approach to ...
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How to NAT behind public IP on pFsense before IPSEC to Cisco ASA?

I have two networks: Local 192.168.1.0/24 and Remote 10.8.8.8/24. On the local network I have installed pFsense as gateway. On the remote network there is a Cisco ASA that I don't have control over. ...
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How Windows establishes L2TP/IPSEC VPN connection without “IPSec ID” (group id)?

I have a third-party VPN server configured with only 4 credentials given to me: server ip, preshared key, user name and user password. Under Windows 7, i can easily connect to this VPN via standard ...
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Windows 8 and SSL's EKU serverAuth flag?

I'm reading this tutorial which says, Your gateway certificate must have: An Extended Key Usage flag explicitly allowing the certificate to be used for authentication purposes. The serverAuth EKU ...
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strongswan: entirely virtual subnet [closed]

I recently set up a strongswan IPSec VPN to access some non-public services of my home server from my android smartphone. I am using OpenVPN on some other devices for the same task, but chose ...
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Secure VPN on standalone Windows 2008 R2 server

I have been tasked with setting up a Windows 2008 R2 server, and I need to allow VPN access to it. I have RRAS set up which allows clients to connect via Windows VPN. Unfortunately, is uses PPTP by ...
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Openswan + xl2tpd connections time out after a while

I have a non-NATed Openswan+xl2tpd server (Ubuntu 12.04), to which I connect with a Windows 8 behind NAT. The client loses its connection after a while of doing nothing (between 30 and 60 minutes, but ...
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CentOS 6 VPN or Proxy Server compatible with OpenVZ

So I tried to install an L2TP/IPSEC VPN on CentOS 6 using ipsec-tools and racoon. Unfortunately my VPS host uses OpenVZ which is apparently incompatible with IPSEC. (Of course if someone knows how to ...
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CheckPoint/Amazon VPC VPN tunnel working inconsistently

First time poster, so please be gentle and correct me if there's Server Fault etiquette I'm missing. We have two CheckPoint edge devices at sites A & B, independently managed, connecting to two ...
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Issue Routing along IPSEC VPN

I am struggling to get two different subnets routing along a IPSec tunnel. The tunnel is between a Vyatta (6.5) and a Juniper firewall. The tunnel was initially created to route between a subnet in ...
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racoon pure IPSEC VPN, best way to give vpn server an IP address on the VPN?

We are testing a VPN server for DR. We have a rackspace cloud instance, with a pure IPSEC VPN server running in racoon, serving "road warrior" clients. We have some NAT going on on the server to route ...
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Windows 2k3 IPsec policy. Block all traffic prevents IPSec communication

I'm looking to harden down A Win2k3 server that talks to a branch over an IPsec tunnel based connection. Windows 2k3 firewall doesn't offer control of outbound communications, so I've turned to the ...
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strongswan can't push DNS resolver to OSX Mountain Lion (split tunnel)

I'd like to set up an IPSec responder (VPN server) for OSX desktops and laptops. Everything seems to work fine, except I cannot push a DNS server to be used system-wide on the initiator (VPN client). ...
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IPSec: Reason for differentiating between Security Associations and Security policies

In IPSec, why does it make sense to differentiate between Security Associations and Security policies?
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Configure ipsec vpn tunnel (network to network with IKE with preshared key) on Centos 6 with openswan

I have Cisco Linksys router configured as VPN gateway (network to network) : Now I wanna configure ipsec VPN similarly on Centos 6 with openswan. I was looking in internet but have no luck (there ...
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Routing traffic through IPSec with NAT and IP Alias in pfSense

I have a pfSense firewall and I need to connect to a remote site (form my client). I'm running into several issues, and don't see traffic flowing in any way. Here's my setup: LAN is 192.168.0.0/16 ...
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ASA Slow IPSec Performance with Inconsistent Window Size

I have a IPSec link between two sites over ASA 5520s running 8.4(3) and I am getting extremely poor performance when traffic passes over the IPSec VPN. CPU on the devices is ~13%, Memory at 408 MB, ...
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IPSEC AES key length in kernel 3.9.3

I have a working ipsec-tools configuration which uses aes-ctr encryption with 224-bit key (192bit for key+32bit for nonce). Everything works well on 3.2.0 kernel. Here's what man setkey says about ...
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What is the cause of duplicate SA's and SPD's in IPSec L2L VPN?

Although I've been using pfSense now for some time and like it very much, I haven't been able to shake duplicate SA's. I've checked all the obvious stuff - making sure configurations match on both ...
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Cisco 871: IPsec Remote VPN

After having followed several tutorials and none of them worked for me, someone might help me here. I have a Cisco 871 router, version 12.4(4)T7. Currently, I have it configured as a PPTP VPN ...