AWS and OPNsense: Site-to-site IPsec VPN setup
There will always be circumstances where you will want to run a site-to-site VPN setup with AWS. You may have private resources (not Internet facing) within AWS that you need to access in a secure manner from an on-prem or home network. In this example, I walk through setting up an IPsec site-to-site VPN where the two sides are as follows: AWS – A private VPC, containing one EC2 server (to allow me to test everything is working!
Home Firewall: PC Engines APU2 E2 pfSense and OPNsense build, courtesy of LinITX
I’ve recently been doing some more tinkering with the excellent Raspberry Pi devices, including setting up a home Pi-hole to assist with sending web adverts into a black hole. This got me thinking about implementing a decent home network firewall solution, above and beyond the default one you get when running your average broadband router. Security aside, I’m also a big fan of stats and pretty graphs, and these are quite simply hard to come by with some of the basic consumer broadband router solutions.