VPN - can I do this with pfSense



  • Hi,

    This is more of a "Can I do this…." rather than "How do I..." question.  That may come later!

    We have a pfsense firewall here, and one of our clients wants us to connect to their server via PPTP VPN. So I have setup a windows software VPN on my PC and it works fine - I can ping their server on 192.168.50.1. We are on 192.168.0.0  The question is, can I set our pfsense so that if anyone pings or otherwise tries to access 192.168.50.x, the firewall initiates a VPN so that anyone on the LAN can then see the remote network?

    thanks



  • No, you can't. PPTP is no longer supported for many good reasons. Use IPSec or OpenVPN for something reliable and secure.



  • @dotdash:

    No, you can't. PPTP is no longer supported for many good reasons. Use IPSec or OpenVPN for something reliable and secure.

    OK thanks for the answer. Assuming I can get them to setup a different kind of VPN at their end, it is possible to have an "on demand" VPN as I describe or would it have to be permanently connected?



  • Yes, IPSec or OpenVPN would connect when there was traffic to the remote site.


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