Virtual IP is within in my LAN-Net !!??
could someone please explain me the meaning of the "Vitual IP"?
I've 2 running OpneVPN connections, where I can see a "remote ip" and a "virtual ip".
The function of the "remote ip" is clear (my public ip to the WAN).
But the need/use/function of the "virtual ip" is unclear to me.
As I've set up my LAN subnet with 10.0.0.0/8, so both "virtual ip's" are
within my LAN. Does this e.g. mean all my Samba-Shares could be seen by
my vpn provider????
SYSTEM -> ROUTING -> GATEWAYS:
Name Interface Gateway Monitor IP Description 1\. WAN_DHCP (default) WAN a.b.c.1 a.b.c.1 Interface WAN_DHCP Gateway 2\. VPN_P2P_DHCP VPN_P2P 10.8.8.X 10.8.8.X Interface VPN_P2P_DHCP Gateway 3\. VPN_UK_DHCP VPN_UK 10.8.8.Y 10.8.8.Y Interface VPN_UK_DHCP Gateway
I'd like to know if this could be a problem.
As all my clients are split up like this:
ROUTE_NO_VPN : Hosts reside within 10.a.x.y/16 : all PC's ROUTE_NO_VPN_C : Hosts reside within 10.a.y.z/16 : all PC's where children have access to (lot off stuff is blocked) ROUTE_VPN_P2P : Hosts reside within 10.b.x.y/16 : self explaining :) ROUTE_VPN_UK : Hosts reside within 10.c.x.y/16 : Anroid Boxes to access BBC ROUTE_PI : Hosts reside within 10.d.x.y/16 : Home Automation (MQTT Broker, Sonoffs, Alexas) ROUTE_GUEST : Hosts reside within 10.e.x.y/16 : WiFi for Guests DENY_WAN : Hosts reside within 10.f.x.y/16 : Things not alowed to phone outside
So i'd like to keep the /8 for the LAN (if possible).
Thanks for your help.
"So i'd like to keep the /8 for the LAN (if possible)."
For what possible reason would you need such a large mask… Do you have 1.6 million some hosts on this LAN?
A /8 makes zero sense on an interface - its only uses would be firewall rules and or summary routes, etc.
Use of such a network means that you will have nothing but issues with vpn clients that are coming from any network using 10.x.x.x address space...
Pick a realistic network size.. Love to help you work out whatever issue it is your having - but setting such a mask is just stupid, and made a new promise to myself not to deal with stupid ;)