How is this VPN Guide



  • So I have been looking for a good guide to force 1 VLAN through a PIA VPN and have my standard VLAN exit normally through my ISP.

    How does this guide look? https://philsheets.me/blog/multi-vlan-vpn-endpoint-pfsense-network/

    I am in no way affiliated with this guide or the writer/creator. I just stumbled upon it through some google-fu.


  • Netgate

    The attached indicates he has no concept of what the firewall rules on an OpenVPN interface actually do. What he is telling you to do is pass any connection that ARRIVES into that OpenVPN circuit into your firewall.

    The exact opposite should be done. An OpenVPN client to a provider such as PIA should be treated as a WAN, with only specific traffic passed inbound. If you can receive port-forwarded connections at all.

    Nice of him to promote my NO_WAN_EGRESS technique, though. It's the only way to be sure.

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