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Linux VPN client 3.7.2 as a firewall server.

I was wanting to use my Linux RedHat 8.0 PC as a firewall/proxy server for my internal Windows network. My Linux box is connected to my ISP using VPN client 3.7.2. As soon as I initiate the VPN connection (which is needed for me to access the internet), I can no longer ping any of my internal PCs. I have LAN access set to enabled, but I don't know how or if I can add a static route. Is there something I'm missing?


Re: Linux VPN client 3.7.2 as a firewall server.

If I understood you correctly, you are trying to establish a Lan-to-Lan tunnel with the VPN client acting as a tunnel endpoint. To the best of my knowledge that is not possible. I guess you need to go in for a router (a low end one, preferably with a VPN acceleration card will do if your network is small enough) and you could configure it as your secure gateway. Alternatively a PIX/Router combination is something that you could consider. A low end PIX like the 501 would cost somewhere in the range of a 1000 bucks.

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Re: Linux VPN client 3.7.2 as a firewall server.

Thanks for the bad news.

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