Creating a Fortigate VPN



In this post i will show you how to create a policy based Fortigate VPN. I will be using FortiOS version 4.0 MR3.

For the VPN tunnel we used the following topology:

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Creating Fortigate VPN Steps:

I. Go to VPN > IPsec ->Auto Key (IKE) and select “Create Phase 1

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ipSpace Forum ?

Hi Guys,


I was thinking of creating a forum for Fortigate/Riverbed or any other IT issues ?


What do you think ?



INE CCNA Voice – Free


It seems that is offering the CCNA:Voice track videos free of charge!

Thas is great new for everybody, and i always wanted to take a look at their videos, as they are pretty good.

Here is the link to the free CCNA videos: link


Have fun!

Basics for managing a Linux system


Linux administration activities are similar to any Unix system.
The important components are hardware device administration, files system, users administration, programs packs administration, services administration, system security ensuring and automation tasks.

Most of system administrator interactions with Linux operating system will be done through the command line interface (shell) and text configuration files.

The components of a GNU / Linux / Distributions

An GNU/Linux operating system consists of core (kernel), Linux and applications running over it.
One of the most significant application is the command interpreter (the shell). On most of Linux distributions the shell is Bash.
The shell acts as an intermediary between user and core. The shell transforms users command in to process which is using the core to complete a task.


Fortigate Directory Services Authentication

The Fortinet Firewall is capable of integrating with the Microsoft Active directory.

It can use the following Methods:

I. Fortigate FSAE/FSSO

This feature provides a transparent authentication for the users.


In the older version you can fin it named as FortinetFSAE, but in the new versions it appears are Fortinet FSSO.

The Fortigate FSAE/FSSO is composed of the following 2 softwares:

1. Domain Controller Agent

This software monitors the user login. This software is deployed on the Domain Controllers of the users domain. You can find it in C:\Windows\System32\dcagent.dll