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 […]

How-To Software Technical

Setup Port Forwarding for L2TP and PPTP

So I setup a VPN Server for a friend. But what’s a VPN  Server if you are unable to access it form the outside world.  This is where opening ports on ones router / firewall is required. Rather than focus on a specific firewall vendor or appliance, I will just focus on the ports and […]

How-To Technical

Set Up Vyatta / Vyos as an L2TP/IPsec VPN Server

I need to configure a L2TP/IPSEC VPN Server for a friend. For this I used Vyatta, well its forked version Vyos   Network Access Requirements L2TP traffic – UDP 1701 Internet Key Exchange (IKE) – UDP 500 IPSec Network Address Translation (NAT-T) – UDP 4500   L2TP Setup set vpn l2tp remote-access outside-address X.X.X.X set […]



Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) is a protocol suite for securing Internet Protocol (IP) communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a communication session. IPsec also includes protocols for establishing mutual authentication between agents at the beginning of the session and negotiation of cryptographic keys to be used during the session. IPsec is an end-to-end security scheme operating in the Internet Layer of the Internet Protocol Suite. It can be used in […]