Trying to hook up Sophos XG to PFSense via ipsec, need help.



  • Following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8jVQ-6b230 it doesn't explain what to do on the pfsense side. Say if I used the pfsense as the "server" and the sophos as the "remote client." What are the steps needed to take on the pfsense to set this up?

    I've done many openvpn just fine, but sadly sopho's "openvpn" is proprietary and doesn't work with regular openvpn. So I'm stuck using IPSec which I never use.

    Thanks everybody.


  • Netgate

    There is generally no "server" and "client" in IPsec. There is the initiator and the responder. In general, absent other circumstances, either side can initiate.



  • @Derelict:

    There is generally no "server" and "client" in IPsec. There is the initiator and the responder. In general, absent other circumstances, either side and initiate.

    That is what confused me. I was wondering about that. The way they word it between Sophos and PFSense threw me off too. I'll try changing that later tonight and give it a go.


  • Netgate

    I have a sophos utm VM in my lab. IPsec between it and pfSense work fine.