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Offline erict

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IPsec/L2TP how to see attached clients
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:34:20 pm »
I've set up my pfSense so that I can connect with Windows 10 VPN client.  Client can connect and definitely routes through pfSense (can see traffic on traffic graph).  But IPsec dashboard shows 0 active tunnels.
IPsec Status display shows connection, but doesn't show user name or user IP address.
Is there a way that I can see which users have connected?
Is there a way I can confirm I'm actually using an encrypted tunnel, and not just routing traffic through the router?
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Re: IPsec/L2TP how to see attached clients
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 01:37:17 pm »
You should be able to see the active session on

Status/IPSec/Overview
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Re: IPsec/L2TP how to see attached clients
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 01:52:16 pm »
Is there a way I can confirm I'm actually using an encrypted tunnel, and not just routing traffic through the router?

The fact that remote client is connected to pfSense, should be enough to confirm that there is an active tunnel which is encrypted. The best way to confirm this is run Wireshark on client side and see if you can read any communication after connecting to VPN. Chances are it will be all gibberish due to encryption. Found this link which might help you

https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/check-vpn-connection-actually-encrypted/
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