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Edgerouter: Disabling IPSec

There are times where you just need to disable IPSec VPN Connection to/from your Edgerouter. While there are ways to stop the service I wanted something that would last during a reboot and retain my configurations for when I need it. This can be done with a few simple steps in the web UI. To […]

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Check Point Firewall: Disconnect VPN or Mobile Access Clients

If you have a need to disconnect a user from the firewall forcibly. There are a few ways I am aware of that will force users off the VPN. Installing Security Policy (link)-  clears the cached authentication of the remote user, although this doesn’t seem to disconnect them it prompts them to re-enter credentials. Expire […]

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Check Point: Enable SSL Encryption for LDAP Accounts

Background: Check Point users faced an issue when they wanted to change their expired passwords when logging into to the VPN via the SecureClient. Although they had been prompted to change password their attempts were not successful. I did some investigation into this and discovered that SSL needs to be allowed for LDAP communication for […]

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Tech Short: Debug VPN in Checkpoint R77.30

The following tech short will provide a list of commands used to enable debugging in Checkpoint’s R77.30 Firewall. To start you must  SSH into firewall host (or active member). To turn on VPN debug from the expert mode: # vpn debug trunc At this point you want to test your VPN connection and verify that […]

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OpenVPN Access Server on Ubuntu

I recently retired my OpenVPN Turnkey appliance and needed to get my VPN solution up and running again. I decided to go with installing OpenVPN Access Server on a clean install of Ubuntu Server to create a stable and lightweight Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access my network. I chose to go with OpenVPN AS because […]