Successful upgrade and IPSec VPN multi subnet / phase 2 support
cirrus last edited by
All - I am not a very technical user, I just know enough to be dangerous. My office is moving shortly and our new location has a new SonicWall unit up and running. In the meantime, we had to connect to another company for a quick and dirty IPSec connection which we will use the SonicWall for in our new location. Enter pfSense.
Wow this thing is awesome - we successfully connected to a Cisco ASA box via IPSec following the guides on here. Our only hangup was that the other company needed us to connect to 2 different subnets over the single VPN connection which didn't seem to be possible in the release version of pfSense.
On a whim I decided to try an in-place upgrade to the Alpha 2.0 version. Now bear in mind our setup is VERY simplistic. Firewall rules = BLOCK EVERYTHING except IPSec from our partner's public IP. pfSense is running on a boring old Dell desktop with 2 Intel NIC's, one connected to a bonded T1 (3mpbs) and the other to a DMZ on our internal network. The in-place upgrade worked flawlessly (I even did it remotely just to see what would happen.)
After the reboot, I quickly figured out how to add our second subnet using the new "Add Phase 2 setting" within minutes we were up and running connecting to everything we needed to see.
What a great product this is, and thanks to all who post on here and to the developers and all involved.
focalguy last edited by
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm glad everything worked out for you but still take care when using Alpha software in a production environment.