Makes sense, not sure how simple, but a workaround; let the web GUI hold a
domain name but only pass the IP address to the daemon when the VPN is
established. IP addresses don't usually change when a connection is active
and if it did it would break the vpn any way causing it to reconnect. When
it reconnected the new IP address could be passed.
From: Tech Terapies [mailto:tech at terapies dot org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:30 AM
To: 'jared'; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] IPsec remote gateway, IP only.
I tried various, but the problem is too big.
As standard if you use a dinamic dns, the problem is, the system can resolve
the direct name to ip, but can't resolve the inverses, as the inverse name
is the ip original name as for example dsl.22.214.171.124-company-isp.tld
If you try to resolve the name from your dynamic ip, your obtain the isp
See you later
Tech Services Terapies.org
From: jared [mailto:jared at saltwaterspecialists dot com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 2:27 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] IPsec remote gateway, IP only.
Is there a reason the remote gateway must be an IP address and not a domain?
My IP address changes fairly regularly but I never worry about it due to
monowalls exceptional handling of dynamic DNS. The only problem I do face is
I have to update the VPN settings in about 5 monowalls. Is there any way
this could be added to monowall?