On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Christopher M. Iarocci wrote:
> On a side note, is the web interface filter hard coded into the m0n0wall to
> only let in traffic from the local network? I was trying to let someone
> access from one of my VPN networks, and it was blocked. I put in a rule to
> allow on the LAN interface 192.168.0.0/16 port 80 to 192.168.2.1 (IP of my
> LAN interface) port 80, but it still gets blocked. I know you can't get to
> it from the WAN interface, but I thought I would be able to get to it
> through the VPN tunnel.
Not really - unlike PPTP sessions, IPsec tunnels don't each have a virtual
tunnel interface - the packets just come in via WAN and get
processed/decrypted as per the SPD/SAD entries. But they always have WAN
as their source interface. You could try adding such a rule for the WAN
instead of the LAN interface; that might work (though I just got up and
it's still early in the morning, so I'm not totally sure about that ;).
But as I mentioned several times - we'll probably see HTTPS being used for
the webGUI sometime (hopefully soon), and then I see no point in
restricting management to the LAN interface anymore (but of course there
will be the option for extra-paranoid people :).