"Block bogon networks" option



  • hello I was wondering what this function does? When it is enabled I cannot access the internet from lan; however when it is disabled on my WAN interface i have access to the internet through my lan.



  • @ratz4:

    hello I was wondering what this function does? When it is enabled I cannot access the internet from lan; however when it is disabled on my WAN interface i have access to the internet through my lan.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogon_filtering  ;)

    "…Bogon is also an informal name for an IP packet on the public Internet that claims to be from an area of the IP address space reserved, but not yet allocated or delegated by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) or a delegated Regional Internet Registry (RIR). The areas of unallocated address space are called the bogon space..."



  • i understand what it is now; however it still doesnt answer why my LAN traffic cannot access the internet with this option enabled on my WAN interface. Is there something I didnt do in my initial setup?



  • Maybe your LAN subnet lies within a bogon range?



  • It does i will just change it then. I guess I miss understood the option, I thought it blocked incoming bogon traffic not my own private network traffic. Thanks for the advice


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