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 From:  Bart Smit <bit at pipe dot nl>
 To:  Joe Smith <clearview9999 at yahoo dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Cannot get SSH (or any service published) behind m0n0wall
 Date:  Sun, 29 Feb 2004 20:49:25 +0100
Joe Smith wrote:

> Thanks for your help.  Basically trying to allow SSH
> at the firewall to hit a server behind it.

I set out to actually try this in a minimal config from scratch, using a
fresh generic-pc m0n0wall pb27r630 reset to factory defaults. Everything
(WAN/LAN) uses DHCP. That had me end up with:

- WAN interface on
- knoppix 3.3 on in the LAN used to access the WebGUI
- FreeBSD box to provide an sshd on in the LAN

The goal was to establish an ssh connection from a box in the WAN to
the FreeBSD box behind m0n0wall.

 From the factory defaults, the ONLY things I changed on m0n0wall were:
1 - disabled blocking of private nets on WAN interface (because the WAN
     net is 192.168.134/24!)
2 - adding one inbound NAT rule for port 22 to
3 - letting m0n0wall add the firewall rule to go with the NAT rule

Sure enough, this works as expected. A windows box in the WAN can now
ssh to and will end up talking to the FreeBSD box.

This is all you need. If this does not work, there's a problem
somewhere else.


PS - The only thing that has me utterly confused is why the
automatically added rule lists as the destination address
instead of the one would expect. I always thought these
rules applied to packets as they come in on the interface, but this
seems to refer to different contexts for the source and destination
addresses (before and after NAT). This may need needs clarification in
the docs or the UI...