Category: Networking

Route-based VPN between OPNSense and StrongSwan

Today I’ve spent a little bit of my time to figure out how to move away from policy-based VPN in favour of a route-based one instead. I was eyeing the concept for a while now and wanted to use it in my home lab to solve a couple of problems I was trying to turn a blind eye to. Without further ado, please follow the guide below to set up a route-based VPN between a StrongSwan-based peer (on RPi 3+) and an OPNSense appliance.

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Our first network behind CheckPoint firewall – basic NAT and Firewall policies

My previous post (link) covered creating a CheckPoint R77.30 VM and a simple NAT’d (NATed/NATted? I don’t know!) network. In this example, we’re going to stray away from scenario. We’re going to create a routed (link) network, as well as one isolated (link) network and add two NICs to our VM so it connects to both networks. Additionally, we will need one Linux VM (I’m going to use Debian) to act as a web server.

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