Create site-to-site VPN with FortiGate to Microsoft Azure

I know, it is an unsupported configuration to create a site-to-site VPN to Microsoft Azure with a FortiGate firewall. But a FortiGate device is what i have and only to run some test’s I don’t want to buy some of this expensive supported firewalls.

I tried a lot of configurations, but nothings seams to run with Azure and my Fortigate firewall. So this week, I started a new try with this problem and after a few test’s I was successfully.

First I detected, that there is a new Option in Windows Azure, I never saw before: Dynamic Routing GateWay. After trying the old option Static Routing Gateway, I tried the new one and was successfully. The differences between dynamic and static routing gateways are described here. read more

network calculations in Excel 2010

i need often to calculate network addresses, subnet-masks/bits, Hosts and more. For this i wrote this script Network.bas, which you can implement in your Excel file or your Default template book.xltm:

i implemented this functions:

  • NetworkCalculate
    • Add or subract from an IP-Address:
    NetworkBitsToSubnetmask
    NetworkBroadCastAddress
    NetworkClientHighestAddress
    NetworkClientLowestAddress
    NetworkClientRange
    NetworkSubnetAddress
    NetworkSubnetMaskToBits
    NetworkBitsToSubnetMask

add second default route to Synology NAS

Shortly i need to connect a Synology NAS to two separated networks. At default you can only define one Gateway for your Synology NAS. To define a second route, do this steps:

Activate SSH access to your Synology NAS:

configure first LAN interface:

configure second LAN interface:

configure default gateway:

Connect to NAS by ssh and configure the second route:

after configuring this, you can disable ssh access again.