LogMeIn and pfSense



  • Hi there,

    I'm trying to access my work PC behind pfSense thru LogMeIn, but it keeps disconnecting.
    I've already allow 443 from WAN rules and my LAN is already passive. kindly let me know how to do it right. thank you in advance.

    Raleigh



  • Details!

    Does it work at all?

    What version of pfSense?

    Which end is the pfSense host at - home or work?

    Have you created a NAT (port forward) rule?



  • Thanks for the reply…

    I'm using pfSense 1.2-RC3 and newly installed at work.
    I used to access my PC at work thru LogMeIn before pfSense got installed.
    I have nothing yet on NAT services, I just made a PASS outbound rule on port 443.
    I can access WebConfigurator from home thru https (443).

    Thanks again in advance



  • Right, but where is the pfSense host.  Draw a diagram!

    If it's a work then you need to enable a NAT (port forward) rule if the remote desktop isn't on a public IP address (at that point you'll stop being able to access the WebConfig on port 443).



  • Home (ADSL - dynamic IP) –> LogMeIn.com (443) --> Work (pfSense - Static IP) --> Workstation (LAN)

    I wish to access my work PC from home

    Thanks again



  • I use LogMeIn and pfsense at my work with no problems at all. No port forwarding, no configs - everything just works.
    I've never had any problem with logmein with different firewalls.
    I think there's something wrong with your client on one of your PCs.



  • Right, reading the documentation, it looks like LogMeIn runs on the remote system and contacts LogMeIn.com to register itself.  Can you confirm that the Workstation is showing as being online?  If it isn't then check that:

    1. The software is running
    2. No software firewall is blocking access

    I'd also check that your work isn't blocking access to LogMeIn.com - I can see this being against many organisations policies.



  • Yes, the logmein software is running on the PC at work and no any other software installed on that PC to block LogMeIn. Before I set pass 443 on the outbound rule (inbound rule is still passive), LogMeIn is ok. I think it's on my outbound rule, need help on this.

    And I agree with you on the policy thing but I haven't set the VPN yet. :) thank you again.



  • Hmm, there's a strong hint of the solution in your post ;)

    Have you considered removing the outbound rule?



  • Hi there,

    Thank you so much for all your replies, Cry Havok. I really found LogMeIn a very easy way to access my PC at work before I setup pfSense but with what you said about organization policy, it really got into me and realized that it would be best not to allow such 3rd party services to let go in and out of my network. So, I decided to do remote desktop or access thru OpenVPN.

    Again, thank you.


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