Dave Penn wrote:
> Hi and thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
> I have Comcast and have been running HTTP and FTP servers through a
> Netgear router with no problem.
> I heard great things about m0n0wall and decided to give it a go. I've
> installed m0n0wall 1.23b3 on a generic pc's hard drive using a
> two-interface system to keep things simple for initial configuration
> purposes. I'm using Intel Pro/100 nics for both interfaces. The
> LAN-to-WAN connection works great. Had to power-cycle the cable modem
> to get a connection without spoofing one of my PC's MAC addresses, but
> that fixed it. I have the webGUI set to work via https on port 443.
> I have DHCP running on the LAN. Three machines, two of which are
> servers I need to give access to from the WAN, are on static IP
> assignments, outside of the DHCP address range.
> I set up a NAT (inbound) HTTP assignment to my web server's LAN IP
> address and let the webGUI create a corresponding firewall rule.
> Everything else is configured as installed.
> The problem is that monowall won't direct HTTP traffic to the NAT-ed
> LAN host I've specified. If I enter either my WAN IP or domain name
> into a browser, I get nothing. I can reset the webGUI to work on http
> (port 80), but then if I try to access my WAN IP or domain name, all I
> get is the webGUI login prompt - not a connection to my web server, as
> I've configured in the NAT and firewall rules. I've tried deleting
> all the NAT and firewall entries and starting over, but to no avail.
> Also tried blocking WAN access to m0n0wall's LAN IP address - that
> didn't work either.
> Reading the logs shows no traffic either passed or blocked on port 80.
> On the other hand, putting my cheapo Netgear router back in line
> restores everything just as if I hadn't just wasted several hours on
> another piece of underdeveloped open-source geekware. Maybe you get
> what you pay for in this case as in most others.
> I'd like to use m0n0wall and have time to work, drink, get laid, go
> shopping, etc.
> Can anyone help?
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Your problem is obvious. You are too stupid to run m0n0wall. Go try
another product. Also, be sure to insult the developer before you try it.