Fortigate to Cisco ASA Site to Site VPN
Nov24

Fortigate to Cisco ASA Site to Site VPN

KB ID 0001717 Problem Continuing with my ‘Learn some Fortigate’ theme’. One of the basic requirements of any edge firewall is site to site VPN. As the bulk of my knowledge is Cisco ASA it seems sensible for me to work out how to VPN both those firewalls together, like so; Well that’s the pretty picture, I’m building this EVE-NG so here’s what my workbench topology looks like; Disclaimer (Read First!...

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Fortigate: One to One (Static NAT)
Nov19

Fortigate: One to One (Static NAT)

KB ID 0001716 Problem If you have a host that you want to be able to access from the outside of the firewall e.g. a webserver then this is the process you want to carry out. I didn’t find this process particularly intuitive and it highlighted why I don’t like GUI management interfaces, (in 6.4 the menu names have changed, this rendering a million blog pages inaccurate!) I’m setting this up in EVE-NG on the work bench...

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VMware Fusion: Not Enough Physical Memory
Nov18

VMware Fusion: Not Enough Physical Memory

KB ID 0001715 Problem I upgraded to macOS Big Sur this week, and was surprised everything still worked! That was until I tried to start up my Windows 1o Virtual machine. “Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings.” Solution Though it took me a while to ‘fix’, the fix is quite straight forward, I was running version 11 (see Below). As soon as I upgraded...

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Running Dropbox On Windows Server
Nov13

Running Dropbox On Windows Server

KB ID 0001489 Problem If you are here, you have probably already found out that Dropbox is not supported on Windows Server platforms. You can install it and set it up happily but it stops working and needs to be relaunched all the time (manually). I love dropbox! So much I actually pay for it! I run it on my management server and its handy for copying file up into my test network, so I can appreciate how annoying it is having to...

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EVE-NG Deploying Fortigate v6 Firewalls
Nov12

EVE-NG Deploying Fortigate v6 Firewalls

KB ID 0001714 Problem The firm I work for are looking at a replacement for Cisco ASA as their preferred firewall of choice. We are looking at Fortinet to fill this gap, but as a product/solution it’s something I know very little about. So the best way to learn is to deploy and play with, and the test bench weapon of choice for discerning technical types is EVE-NG. So can I deploy the newest (v6.4.2 at time of writing) Fortigate...

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