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 From:  "Steve Thomas" <sthomas at consultant dot com>
 To:  "Jai Ketteridge" <jai at vtn dot net dot au>, M0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] IPSEC NAT-T VPN: Bad Packet Fragmentation Causing Headaches!
 Date:  Wed, 17 Jan 2007 03:27:06 -0500
>>Or could this be an MTU issue?



That's the first thing I thought of.
I'd try a very low MTU and see if the traffic passes ok.  


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Jai Ketteridge"
  To: "M0n0wall"
  Subject: [m0n0wall] IPSEC NAT-T VPN: Bad Packet Fragmentation Causing
  Headaches!
  Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:05:40 +0900


  Hi Everyone

  I currently have an IPSEC site to site VPN setup between two 1.3b2
  m0n0s and
  it connects ok using NAT-T UDP 4500 and I can ping to each side of
  the VPN
  and client PCs on either side. My problem comes across when I want to
  remote
  desktop or to do windows file sharing and that sort of thing (or
  infact PPTP
  from inside one Lan to connect to the FQDN of the VPN server on the
  other
  end) that I notice alot of fragmentation?. Im not too much of a guru
  on the
  ipfilter but here is a screenshot of my syslog from one side.
  http://www.vtn.net.au/private/mono/firewall-log.jpg

  My Network layout is like this
  Singapore:
  Dlink DSL604T IPOA Static IP and LAN 192.168.1.1 - "DMZ" Feature Set
  on
  Modem to direct ALL traffic to 192.168.1.254 -> Mono's WAN
  192.168.1.254 ,
  Mono's LAN 10.1.0.1

  Perth:
  Linksys ADSL Modem in Bridge Mode, Monowall handling PPPOE - Mono's
  WAN is
  ISP IP Address, Mono LAN 10.0.0.1

  To try and combat this I have enabled IPSEC packet fragmentation on
  both
  sides and made firewall rules at both ends for all UDP traffic to be
  allowed
  fragmented. Basically this happens alot and makes the link almost
  useless. I
  cannot figure out what else to do, except that perhaps the DLink is
  causing
  these issues. I dont think I can run non NAT-T because NAT is enabled
  on the
  DLINK to allow the DMZ to work.

  Another option I have in the DLink is to run a virtual server, and
  forward
  ESP, GRE, UDP 500 and UDP 4500 to the IP of the mono, however I
  havent
  managed to get that to work correctly yet. (would NAT still need to
  be
  enabled for that?). Or could this be an MTU issue?

  Im willing to let someone take a look at all my configs as its really
  doing
  my head in!

  Thanks!
  JK