Stop trying to connect to my network! It’s not for you.

Ever since I wrote a set of articles about how to set up IPSec and OpenVPN networking people have to trying to link to our network. Aug 27 20:54:42 racoon: ERROR: Invalid exchange type 243 from 119.77.157.15[500]. Aug 27 20:54:45 racoon: [119.77.157.15] ERROR: exchange Identity Protection not allowed in any applicable rmconf. Aug 27 20:54:45 racoon: ERROR: Invalid exchange type 243 from 119.77.157.15[500]. Aug 27 20:54:48 racoon: [119.77.157.15] ERROR: exchange Identity Protection not allowed in any applicable rmconf. Aug 27 20:54:48 racoon: ERROR: Invalid exchange type 243 from 119.77.157.15[500]. Aug 27 20:54:51 racoon:…Read more …

Switching your WordPress site to SSL

Why SSL? Https for your domain makes sense these days. You offer an encrypted link connection to your visitors which provides security. It's not overly expensive either. You can get affordable certificates are pretty much every hosting provider. I got mine from MediaTemple because their dashboard has this fancy thing to just one click install it. But you can get them anywhere really - Probably a bit cheaper too. Getting started First you need a SSL certificate. I've been stumbling around a lot on this - Which one to get, what sort of…Read more …

pfSense IPSec Site-to-Site with DNS resolving

A few months ago I posted an article here that explained how to set this up with OpenVPN. Today we're going to switch to IPSec. Why, because we can and IPSec is a bit more supported it seems. Prerequisites 2 working pfSense installations versions 2.1 or newer Basic knowledge of pfSense 2 separate networks in different subnets, preferably in a physically different location. Somewhat fast internet on both locations. Basic networking skills and understanding. Assumptions pfSense is installed and working on both computers acting as the firewall/gateway. Both networks are working. Network 1…Read more …