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 From:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 To:  Chris Bagnall <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Re: Confirmed: bug in firewall on OPT1
 Date:  Sun, 19 Dec 2004 20:49:18 +0100
On 19.12.2004 19:06 +0000, Chris Bagnall wrote:

> Quick suggestion for future version of m0n0wall:
> How about the ability to define exceptions to the "block private
> networks" rule? Certainly many people in the UK (and I assume other
> countries) with ADSL over PPPoA need to allow traffic to/from their
> ADSL modem's IP (which is usually in a private network address
> space), but might still want to deny all other private network
> traffic.
> 
> i.e. my ADSL modem is on 10.10.4.253. I'd like to be able to enable
> "block private networks" but define that IP as an exception to the
> rule.
> 
> Does that sound sensible? Am I missing something obvious?

If you're using PPTP on WAN (which I assume you are), you can enable
the "block private networks" option. It only applies to the virtual
PPP interface in that case, not the real Ethernet interface that your
ADSL modem is connected to.

- Manuel