How to access GUI over the internet



  • I am trying to access the GUI over the internet. Could you please help?

    Hylante



  • Create a firewall rule on the WAN allowing access to the WANaddress.
    However i would NOT recommend to do this.

    Better set up an OpenVPN server and allow access to this server on the WAN.
    Then access the GUI over this VPN.



  • You could also tunnel a connection through SSH instead of opening up access to the web GUI on the firewall.  You would need to enable SSH and add a firewall rule to allow it through.  If you want it more secure, you could disable password authentication and use keys instead.



  • You might want to install the denyhosts package if your going to be running a pfsense ssh server in the open!
    Very dangerous, but with proper control ssh could be a good solution for accessing your pfsense web gui from the inter tubes.



  • Why is this so dangerous tommyboy? I hear lot of people connect to their computers remotely through the Internet.
    Some people host their own FTP servers and some people host websites from their homes too, is this dangerous?

    What I would like to do is configure a tunnel of some sort so that when I am at a public computer somewhere I can
    connect back home through a tunnel to check my e-mail to avoid the sniffers. Can this be done easily with pfSense?

    @tommyboy180:

    You might want to install the denyhosts package if your going to be running a pfsense ssh server in the open!
    Very dangerous, but with proper control ssh could be a good solution for accessing your pfsense web gui from the inter tubes.



  • hylanthe, I think it is better to access the GUI from home. The GUI is for configuring the router. Why would you want to do that remotely? You could lose the connection in the process.

    @hylanthe:

    I am trying to access the GUI over the internet. Could you please help?

    Hylante



  • @joebobfrank:

    Why is this so dangerous tommyboy? I hear lot of people connect to their computers remotely through the Internet.
    Some people host their own FTP servers and some people host websites from their homes too, is this dangerous?

    To a degree yes, however what you've doing here is exposing your firewall for people to probe and break into.

    @joebobfrank:

    What I would like to do is configure a tunnel of some sort so that when I am at a public computer somewhere I can
    connect back home through a tunnel to check my e-mail to avoid the sniffers. Can this be done easily with pfSense?

    Use a VPN.  pfSense supports PPTP, IPsec and OpenVPN.


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