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 From:  Steve Yates <steve at teamITS dot com>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: NAT from the LAN
 Date:  Wed, 7 Dec 2011 09:23:53 -0600
Bumping my thread...just looking to understand what this feature is supposed to provide and how to
set it up.


Steve Yates wrote on Sat, Nov 12 2011 at 10:13 pm:

> 1.33 adds this change:
> 
> "inbound NAT rules can now be added on the LAN interface with the WAN
> address as a target; this helps with accessing servers on an optional interface
> from the LAN interface by using m0n0wall's WAN IP address"
> 
> Does that literally mean ONLY optional interfaces, and that a LAN->WAN IP->
> LAN connection is still not supported?  Does "target" mean the "NAT IP" field
> in the firewall rule edit page?
> 
> Overall I saw some odd behavior when experimenting with this, which may
> have been me shooting myself in the foot.  :)  I added a NAT rule on LAN for
> HTTPS to point to a WAN IP, and when saving I lost connection halfway through
> the page load, but was immediately able to reconnect.  (It probably didn't help
> that I was connected to m0n0wall using HTTPS at the time.)  However I then
> edited that rule, and though my change was recorded (but not yet Applied) all
> the firewall rules had been erased/lost, but I could restore from backup.