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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Attention

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall version 8.0 is a cloud-only version. It is currently not available for on-premises deployments and can only be deployed in Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform public clouds.

How to Create a TINA VPN Tunnel between CloudGen Firewalls

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As the TINA protocol offers significant advantages over IPsec, it is the main protocol that is used for VPN connections between CloudGen Firewalls. Many of the advanced VPN features, such as Traffic Intelligence or WAN Optimization, are only supported for TINA site-to-site tunnels.

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You must complete this configuration on both the local and the remote Barracuda CloudGen Firewall by using the respective values below:

Example values for the local firewall Example values for the remote firewall
VPN local networks 10.0.10.0/25 10.0.81.0/24
VPN remote networks 10.0.81.0/24 10.0.10.0/25
External IP address
(listener VPN service)
62.99.0.40 212.86.0.10

The following sections use the default transport, encryption, and authentication settings. For more detailed information, see TINA Tunnel Settings.

Before you Begin

If no already present, configure the Default Server Certificate in CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree> Box > Virtual Server > your virtual server > Assigned Services > VPN > VPN Settings. For more information, see VPN Settings

Step 1. Configure the VPN Service Listeners

Configure the IPv4 and IPv6 listener addresses for the VPN service.

Step 2. Configure the TINA Tunnel at Location 1

For the firewall at location 1, configure the network settings and export the public key. For more information on specific settings, see TINA Tunnel Settings

  1. Log into the firewall at location 1.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > VPN > Site to Site.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. Click the TINA Tunnels tab.
  5. Right-click the table, and select New TINA tunnel.
  6. In the Name field, enter the name for the new VPN tunnel.
  7. (IPv6 only). Select IPv6.
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  8. Configure the Basic TINA tunnel settings. For more information, see TINA Tunnel Settings.
    • Transport – Select the transport encapsulation: UDP (recommended), TCP, TCP&UDP, ESP, or Routing.
    • Encryption – Select the encryption algorithm: AESAES256, 3DESCASTBlowfish, DES, or Null.
    • Authentication – Select the hashing algorithm: MD5, SHA, SHA256, SHA512, NOHASH, RIPEMD160, or GCM.
    • (optional) Compression – Select yes to enable VPN compression. Do not use in combination with WAN Optimization.
    • (optional) Use Dynamic Mesh / Dynamic Mesh Timeout – For more information,  see Dynamic Mesh VPN Networks .
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  9. In the Local Networks tab, select the Call Direction. At least one of the firewalls must be active.

    Configure the CloudGen Firewall with a dynamic IP address to be the active peer. If both firewalls use dynamic IP addresses, a DynDNS service must be used. For more information, see How to Configure VPN Access via a Dynamic WAN IP Address

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  10. Click the Local tab, and configure the IP address or Interface used for Tunnel Address:
      • (IPv4 only) First Server IP – First IP address of the virtual server the VPN service is running on.
      • (IPv4 only) Second Server IP –  Second IP address of the virtual server the VPN service is running on.
      • Dynamic (via routing) – The firewall uses a routing table lookup to determine the IP address.
      • Explicit List (ordered) – Enter one or more explicit IP addresses. Multiple IP addresses are tried in the listed order.
      • In the Remote tab, enter one or more IPv4 or IPv6 addresses or an FQDN as the Remote Peer IP Addresses, and click Add.
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  11. In the Remote tab, select the Accepted Ciphers. To use a cipher, the list must match the Encryption settings previously configured.
  12. For each local network, enter the Network Address in the Local Networks tab and click Add. E.g., 10.0.10.0/25
  13. For each remote network enter the Network Address in the Remote Networks tab and click Add. E.g., 10.0.81.0/24
  14. (optional) To propagate the remote VPN network via dynamic routing enable Advertise Route.
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  15. Click on the Identity tab.
  16. From the Identification Type list, select Public Key.
  17. Click Ex/Import and select Export Public Key to Clipboard.
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  18. Click OK.
  19. Click Send Changes and Activate.

Step 3. Create the TINA Tunnel at Location 2

  1. Log into the firewall at location 2.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > VPN > Site to Site .
  3. Click Lock.
  4. Click the TINA Tunnels tab.
  5. Right-click the table, and select New TINA tunnel.
  6. In the Name field, enter the name for the new VPN tunnel.
  7. (IPv6 only) Click the IPv6 check box.
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  8. Configure the Basic TINA tunnel settings to match the settings configured for the Location1
  9. In the Local Networks tab, select the Call Direction. Make sure that one or both firewalls are set to active.
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  10. Click the Local tab, and configure the IP address or Interface used for Tunnel Address:
    • (IPv4 only) First Server IP – First IP address of the virtual server the VPN service is running on.
    • (IPv4 only) Second Server IP –  Second IP address of the virtual server the VPN service is running on.
    • Dynamic (via routing) – The firewall uses a routing table lookup to determine the IP address.
    • Explicit List (ordered) – Enter one or more explicit IP addresses. Multiple IP addresses are tried in the listed order.
  11. Click the Remote tab, enter one or more IP addresses or a FQDN as the Remote Peer IP Addresses, and click Add.
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  12. In the Remote tab, select the Accepted Ciphers. To use a cipher, the list must match the Encryption settings previously configured.
  13. For each local network, enter the Network Address in the Local Networks tab and click Add. E.g., 10.0.81.0/24 behind Location 2 CloudGen Firewall.
  14. For each remote network, enter the Network Address in the Remote Networks tab and click Add. E.g., 10.0.10.0/25 behind Location1 CloudGen Firewall.
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  15. Click on the Peer Identification tab.
  16. Click Ex/Import and select Import from Clipboard.
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  17. Click on the Identity tab.
  18. From the Identification Type list, select Public Key.
  19. Click Ex/Import and select Export Public Key to Clipboard.
  20. Click OK.
  21. Click Send Changes and Activate.

Step 4. Import the Public Key for Location 1

The VPN tunnel is not activated until the public key of location 2 is imported to location 1.

  1. Log into the firewall at location 1.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > VPN-Service > Site to Site .
  3. Click Lock.
  4. Open the configuration for the site-to-site tunnel created in Step 1.
  5. Click the Peer Identification tab.
  6. Click Ex/Import and select Import from Clipboard.
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  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Send Changes and Activate

After configuring the TINA VPN tunnel on both firewalls, you must also create an access rule on both systems to allow access to the remote networks through the VPN tunnel.

Next Step

Create access rules to allow traffic in and out of your VPN tunnel: How to Create Access Rules for Site-to-Site VPN Access.
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