Setting up L2TP VPN server on Synology DiskStation, forwarded ports 500,4500,1701 but the hanshake fails for obscure reason; something along the lines of “fatal payload-malformed notify message, phase 1 should be deleted”. What do to? Check the PSK length. It shall not be longer than 64 characters. UI will accept longer string however doing so will result in failures setting up the tunnel.

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