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Old 14th January 2014
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Default OpenBSD VPN Setup

I hope I'm posting this in the right section. Before delving into this head first I'd like to know if I'm starting out on the right path. I want to setup a VPN with my OpenBSD 5.3 router at my house and connect to a Cisco RV042 router on the other end. I found instructions for connecting two OpenBSD routers at this link:

If I setup my OpenBSD router with those instructions will it work connecting to an RV042 on the other side rather than another OpenBSD router? I know how to setup the RV042 router as I currently have a VPN setup with it connected to another RV042 at another site. Now I need to connect home network to the main office.

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That howto is dated 2009, but I believe it must have been written years before, as it recommends using isakmpd.conf rather than the far more simple and easy to use ipsec.conf(5), which became available in 2005.

To highlight the simplicity of the newer configuration tool, a popular howto for ipsec.conf was titled Zero to IPSec in 4 minutes. That proved so popular, that the OpenBSD Journal published a follow on article they titled 0 to IPSec in 4 minutes (To a Cisco!). I couldn't tell you whether the guidance in the latter howto would be applicable to your environment. What it does highlight is that you will need a basic understanding of how IPSec works, how the two gateways nodes negotiate SAs and Flows, the capabilities of both gateways, and how to ensure that your traffic is properly encrypted between the two.

The ipsec(4) man page is a good starting point on the road to understanding.
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Thank you so much jggimi! Worked perfectly first try. Love this site, you guys are awesome!
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