[NOTE] Updated June 19, 2014. This article may have outdated content or subject matter.
Here is an example of a tunnel setup beetween Linux and Fortigate. It uses StrongSwan.
conn myconn type=tunnel left=[local_ip_address] leftsubnet=[local_subnet_to_be_accessed_through_tunnel] right=[remote_ip_address] rightsubnet=[remote_subnet_to_be_accessed_through_tunnel] keyexchange=ike ikelifetime=28800s ike=aes256-sha1-modp1536 authby=secret keylife=1800s esp=aes256-sha1 auto=start
This configures the forwarding policy. If you want to access the remote end of the tunnel from the gateway, set up a virtual interface and configure it with an address within the local_subnet.
Author Vlad Vasiliu