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 From:  Mark Ryan <markryan at cfl dot rr dot com>
 To:  Dave Penn <djpenn3 at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] can't get m0n0wall to open port 80 other than to webGUI
 Date:  Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:58:14 -0500
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?
>
> -Dave
>
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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.

Mark