Allow incoming ports with VPN
wiz561 last edited by
Quick question… I have a cable modem that goes into the pfsense router and multiple internal subnets. I have one subnet for machines that I want to use an openvpn client (PIA).
If I wanted to allow incoming SSH on the cable modem IP (not going through the VPN), do I just create the rules like I normally would and it all works? I hope that kind of makes sense.... I thought I tried it before and it seemed like it opened ssh on the VPN side but not the cable modem side.
If you allow it inbound on the WAN to the firewall itself (or a port forward) it will work independently from the VPN.
That said, unless you have SSH access restricted to key-based authentication only, you should not expose SSH to the Internet from any type of connection.