Netfilter and Poptop ( and stuff ... )
edvin.seferovic at kolp.at
Mon Oct 10 08:28:37 CEST 2005
first of all - excuse me for mailing this to two mailing lists at once, but
I am hoping to get more answers from your experience with poptop and
Here is my situation - I've configured a gateway with poptop ( which uses
RADIUS for auth/acct - which again uses LDAP as auth-backend and mySQL for
accounting ). This gateway has 2 internal and one external interface ( with
public routeable IP address ). One internal interface is used to build a
restricted network for unknown machines, and the second one is used as a
gateway for the known machines. Now - I would like allow my VPN users
internet access, but not to all machines on the internal network. So I have
to use NAT on the tunnel endpoints ( ppp+ interfaces ), right?
I wanted to make this easy as possible, but as always - I took the wrong
turn... probably by choosing Firewall Builder to help me get my firewall set
up. I achived everything, but I cannot configure ppp+ interfaces in
FW-Builder? Does anyone has a hint for me? Is this possible anyway ( please
don't tell me I have to configure 150 ppp interfaces in FW-Builder ) ???
I suppose it would be more secure to enter a firewall rule every time a ppp
interface comes up ( by using scripts like ip-up from pppd )? Do I have to
enter a NAT rule for each interface then? Any performance thought when
having 150+ interfaces at the same time?
Nevertheless I would also like to redirect http traffic going from a NATed
ppp+ interface to my squid process - how does this combined rule looks like?
Sorry for this huge eMail, and amateur questions.. I hope at least a few of
the gurus out there will be able and willing to help me out...
Thank You in advance !
More information about the netfilter