IPsec site-to-site tunnel with SonicWALL - tunnel is active but can't ping. Packets only travel in one direction.
TTBruce last edited by TTBruce
Greetings, I was hoping someone could give me some quick pointers on setting up a site-to-site IPsec VPN between:
-(site A) pfSense
-(site B) SonicWALL
Everything is set up and the tunnel is showing as active on both the pfSense and the SonicWALL.
I am not able to ping any devices at site A from site B, nor can I ping any devices at site B from site A.
-Pings originating from site A (pfSense) do not increase the packets out count
-Pings originating from site B (SonicWALL) DO increase the packets out count on the SonicWALL, and also increase the packets in count on the pfSense.
General tab on Sonicwall:
Authentication Method: IKE using Pre shared Secret
Name: IPsec Tunnel to pfSense
IPsec Primary Gateway Name or Address: <WAN IP of pfSense>
IPsec Secondary Gateway Name or Address: 0.0.0.0
Shared Secret: <SECRET>
Local IKE ID: IP Address = WAN IP of SonicWALL
Peer IKE ID: IP Address = WAN IP of pfSense
Network tab on Sonicwall:
Choose local network from list: LAN Subnets
Choose destination network from list: Remote Translated (Address object Network / VPN / 10.0.61.0 / 255.255.255.0)
DH Group: Group 2
Life Time (seconds): 28800
Enable Perfect Forward Secrecy: Checked
DH Group: Group 2
Life Time: 86400
Enable Keep Alive: Checked
Apply NAT Policies: Checked
Translated Local Network: Local Translated (Address object Network / LAN / 10.0.62.0 / 255.255.255.0)
Translated Remote Network: Remote Translated (Address object Network / VPN / 10.0.61.0 / 255.255.255.0)
Key exchange version: IKEv1
Internet Protocol: IPv4
Authentication method: Mutual PSK
Negotiation Mode: Aggressive
My identifier: <WAN IP of pfSense>
Peer identifier: <WAN IP of SonicWALL>
Pre Shared Key: <SECRET>
Encryption Algorithm: 3DES
Hash algorithm: SHA1
DH key group: 2
Nat Traversal: Auto
Dead Peer Detection: Checked
Mode: Tunnel IPv4
Local Network: 10.0.61.0/24
Remote Network: 10.0.62.0/24
Encryption algorithms: 3DES
Hash algorithms: SHA1
PFS key group: 2
NOTE: Both networks are 192.168.0.1 / 24 - I feel like I may have missed some settings for translating the VPN subnets to the actual local subnets, but I am pretty new at this so I'm not sure where to look.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I've been working on this all day with very little success.
UPDATE: I appear to have gotten everything working. Funny how I can spend 8 hours working on something, post asking for help, and then figure it out myself within 20 minutes...
For those googling: I had to add a NAT/BINAT translation to my phase 2 on the pfSense.
NAT/BINAT translation : Network = 10.0.61.0 / 24
Local Network: Network = 192.168.1.0 / 24
I also have the following NAT policies on the SonicWALL that I think were necessary:
Original source: X0 Subnet
Translated source: Local Translated (same as above)
Original Destination: Remote Translated (same as above)
Translated destination: Original
Original source: Remote Translated (same as above)
Translated source: Original
Original Destination: Local Translated (same as above)
Translated destination: X0 Subnet
Only problem I'm having now is with DNS... maybe someone can shed some light.
if I ping SERVER.SITEB.local, it grabs the local IP address of the server on site b (192.168.1.1) and pings that. How do I get it to resolve to the VPN ip (10.0.62.1)? I will respond back here if I figure it out in the mean time...
My temporary solution was to manually remake all of the SITEB.local DNS entries in my local DNS (at site A) using the VPN ip addresses.
This seems to be working fine for the most part, but I will be looking to move one of the networks to a different subnet in the near future to avoid all of these issues.