Howto m0n0wall

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Introduction

This guide provides information that can be used to configure m0n0wall running pb25 or later to support IPsec VPN client connectivity. The Shrew Soft VPN Client has been reported to inter-operate correctly with m0n0wall.

Overview

The configuration example described below will allow an IPsec VPN client to communicate with a single remote private network. The client will use the pull configuration method to acquire the following parameters automatically from m0n0wall.

  • IP Address

Gateway Configuration

This example assumes you have knowledge of m0n0wall web configuration interface. For more information, please consult the m0n0wall handbook.

  1. Log into your m0n0wall and go to the IPsec: Mobile clients page.
  2. Configure the settings as shown in the following picture:

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You must use aggressive mode, as only IP addresses can be used as identifiers in main mode.

  1. Click "Save", then go to the IPsec: Pre-shared keys page.
  2. Add a new key for each mobile user (use different keys, and at least 8 characters!). Use the e-mail address of the corresponding user as the identifier.
  3. Go to the IPsec: Tunnels page, check "Enable IPsec" and click "Save".

Client Configuration

The client configuration in this example is straight forward. Open the Access Manager application and create a new site configuration. Configure the settings listed below in the following tabs.

General Tab

The Remote Host section must be configured. The Host Name or IP Address is defined to match the m0n0wall public ip address. The Auto Configuration mode should be set to ike config pull.

The Local Host section must also be configured. The Address Method should be set to use an existing adapter and current address. This will make is so that you can still see all the computers on your m0n0wall network, but you will not physically be a part of that network.

Client Tab

The Firewall section must be configured. The Keep-alive packet rate should be set to 30. The IKE Fragmentation should be set to disable.

The Other Options must also be configured. The Enable Client Login Banner should be unchecked.

Name Resolution Tab

The WINS /DNS section must be configured. The Enable WINS and Enable DNS should be unchecked.

Authentication Tab

The client authentication settings must be configured. The Authentication Method is defined as Mututal PSK.

Local Identity Sub-Tab

The Local Identity parameters are defined as Identification Type with a User Fully Qulaified Domain Name "email address" to match the m0n0wall configuration.

Remote Identity Sub-Tab

The Remote Identity parameters are defined as Identification Type with a IP Address of Use a discovered remote host address.

Credentials Sub-Tab

The Credentials Pre Shared Key is defined as "Pre-shared key" to match the m0n0wall configuration.

Phase 1 Tab

The Proposal section must be configured. The Exchange Type is set to aggressive and the DH Exchange is set to group 2 and the Cipher Algorithm is set to 3des and the Hash Algorithm is set to sha1 and the Key Life Time limit is set to 54600 to match the m0n0wall configuration.

Phase 2 Tab

The Proposal section must be configured. The Transform Algorithm is set to esp-3des and the HMAC Algorithm is set to sha1 and the PFS Exchange is set to group 2 and the Key Life Time limit is set to 28800 to match the m0n0wall configuration.

Policy Tab

The IPsec Policy information must be manually configured when communicating with m0n0wall gateways. Be sure to unckeck both Maintain Persistent Secure Associations and Obtain Topology Automatically or Tunnel All. Create an include Topology entry for each IPsec Policy network created on the gateway. For our example, a single Topology Entry is defined to include the 10.1.2.0/24 network.

Known Issues

None reported.

Resources

Media:M0n0wall.vpn.txt

Credits

This guide was submitted by Chris Andrist.

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