Author Archives: James Swineson

Configure OpenVPN Server with RouterOS compatibility

RouterOS has nothing to do with security, so this article will focus on usability rather than security. All configurations related to security will be marked as optional.

First of all, let’s review all the limitations we have on the OpenVPN client on RouterOS 6.x:

  • Supported protocol: TCP (TLS mode) only, no UDP, no static key
  • Supported ciphers: none BF-CBC AES-128-CBC AES-192-CBC AES-256-CBC
  • Supported digest algorithms: none MD5 SHA1
  • Supported authentication methods: username, password and optional client certificate
  • Does not support MPLS even if running in TAP mode

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Use Linux as an MPLS Router

Two things happened in 2017:

Linux finally got native, working MPLS (L3VPN) and VRF support. 3 years later, a thorough documentation of MPLS configuration on Linux is still largely missing. Recently, after digging into all kinds of codes and documentation, I had a standard MPLS core network up and running in my lab. This article is a write-up for my lab setup.

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