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Old 02-08-2004, 02:40 AM   #1
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Question IPsec configuration under RHEL 3.0

Dear Linux Gurus,
I have recently set up RHEL 3.0 at my office with the intention to configure an IPsec VPN connection from home.
Using the included ipsec package, I have successfully configured a host-2-host connection without any problems, so I know the technology works.
What I really need to do is to configure a "Road Warrior" set up so that I can access the systems behind the office firewall for CIFS connections and e-mail.
Having checked all available documentation from Red Hat, I can only find information for Host-2-Host and Network-2-Network configuration. So far I have been unable to get a Network-2-Network configuration to work.
Now here's the twist... despite having purchased a support contract for RHEL 3.0 from Red Hat, I cannot get help for this issue because VPN is not included in the standard RHEL 3.0 support contract. I have been given an estimate to cover 12 months of support for VPN by Red Hat, but I think 70,000 Euros is just a little outside my budget!
So, does anyone know how to configure a "Road Warrior" configuration with the standard RHEL 3.0 ipsec package?
Thanks in advance,
Old 02-03-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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Can you please give me the instruction how you did IPSec configuration for host to host ?
Old 02-03-2006, 09:01 PM   #3
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I am struggling to make host to host working on fedora linux. I need to make it work on RedHat (Cent OS 4.2), and Solaris (host to host), but currently I have access to two fedora machines, I am trying to set it up in fedora, as test..but looks like I am no where.

Here is what I did..

- installed ipsec-tools
yum install ipsec-tools
- created file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ipsec0 in Machine A (in Machine B also), and edited as follows :
DST=Machine B's IP (Machine A's IP)

- crated file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/keys-ipsec0 in Machine A (Machine B also), and edited as follows :
IKE_PSK = foobarbaz

the above preshared key is same for both machines.

- chmod 600 /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/kys-ipsec0

A. Whenever I do /sbin/ifup ipsec0, I loose connectivity between Machine A, and B. Dont know whats going on.
B. I would like to install the ipsec-tool , and configure for host to host (Cent OS 4.2, and Sun Solaris). I tried to use "yum install ipsec-tools", looks like it tried to get files from the web - and failed, perhaps the machine does not have internet connection. But the real question is yum works on this OS ? This is actually similar OS as RedHAT (I only came to know about this OS when I used "cat /etc/redhat-release", it returned me Cent OS 4.2 (Final). Any thought on Solair ?

Please help...


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