Feature #946


Allow aliases to be used to define IPsec phase 2 networks

Added by Jim Pingle over 13 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

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Eventually it would be nice to allow using aliases on the IPsec phase 2 definition screen for local and remote networks. It would be an easy and clean way to avoid having to manually make many entries that are identical except for the subnet definitions.

The GUI code would just need to add the alias autcomplete mechanism to the "Address" field, perhaps either by sharing the "Network" choice in type, so it would be "Network or alias", or use a choice for just "Alias". We might need to restrict it to host and network alias types. The backend would just need to generate the appropriate pairings of phase 2 declarations in racoon.conf, matching each entry in the local alias/network to an entry in the remote alias/network.

Actions #1

Updated by Ermal Luçi over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Future to 2.3

This is possible to implement easily now that strongswan is used.

Actions #2

Updated by Jim Thompson over 9 years ago

  • Assignee set to Ermal Luçi
Actions #3

Updated by Jim Thompson over 8 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Ermal Luçi to Renato Botelho


Actions #4

Updated by Chris Buechler over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.3 to Future
Actions #5

Updated by Grzegorz Sliwa about 8 years ago

It will be great see it in next release of pfSense.
Today I must create ~100 tunnels phase 2.
I had to create 5 my internal networks to external subnets.... and I must do it one by one.
With aliases I could create alias: my_local_network for example and route it all to external subnets much easier.

Actions #6

Updated by Auric Sosa over 6 years ago

Has been over 7 year now, it will be good to have that option?

Is there an update on this?

Actions #7

Updated by Renato Botelho almost 2 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Renato Botelho)
Actions #8

Updated by Jason Kolter 9 months ago

It would be great if this could get integrated


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