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Re: [SLUG] Site to Site VPN
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Site to Site VPN
- From: Peter Rundle <prundle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 10:02:58 +1000
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Daniel Pittman wrote:
Oh. This is a VE inside a Virtuozzo system? (The commercial version of
OpenVZ, specifically, and a "containers" solution.) Your ISP response
isn't terribly technically accurate, then.
Thanks again for the information, I was told that it was a Virtual Machine but didn't realise just how many and varied the VM
solutions are that are out there now. My experience with VM's is more of the VMware flavour where you have your own kernel.
We've decided to try to get it to work from a test box running Ubuntu. A real machine but unfortunately behind a NAT gateway.
I've googled around looking for a decent HOW-TO but I'm just getting totally confused now. As I understand it Ipsec has been moved
into the kernel and you just need to install ipsec-tools but the documentation constantly refers to other products, racoon, setkey
and openswan. As I understand it Openswan is no longer needed. I'm not sure how racoon fits into the picture, something about auto
key generation? And where does setkey fit into the picture. None of the authors of the examples seem to remember to write down
how to invoke the actual tunnel, so after following their guides as to what to put in the configure files they sign off with
"that's it good luck". Great so I've edited a bunch of text files, I kinda figure however that isn't going to actually bring the
VPN up. Sigh.
A link to a really good step by step user guide would be much appreciated.