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Re: Setting up Linksys WRT54GL for Remote Server



On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 12:59:04PM -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> You probably only have one public IP so you can port-forward port 22 to  
> only one inside address.  You can pick a different port to forward to  
> port 22 on the other box - or if you want more convenient access, set up  
> something like openvpn between the private networks behind the routers.

I've done this often when dealing with retail-grade router/firewalls
that don't allow VPN termination at the device.  I can't recall if the
WRT54GL allows for port mapping, though--which you need for the scheme
mentioned above.  It's not really a problem, though; just have the
second machine listen on a different port, and forward the same port.

I do recommend you not use port 22 in any case.  Most automated scans
know and search for 22; it's security through obscurity, sure, but you
wouldn't believe how the port scans dropped off when I picked another
port for SSH connections.
--
	Dave Ihnat
	dihnat dminet com


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