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    Default firewall disables VPN, how to have both?

    Hi,

    I can connect via network manager to my company VPN,
    but only if I stop the firewall.
    No special settings in the firewall, setup default.

    I do not feel well when the firewall is disabled, so how can I have both?

    Is VPN external zone and which services do I have to allow? or is there some other setting?

    thanks for help!

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    Default Re: firewall disables VPN, how to have both?

    What type of VPN? For OpenVPN port 1194...

    If you use a firewall, start YaST and open UDP port 1194 as described in Step 6 of Procedure 16.1, “VPN Server Configuration”.
    https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...vpnserver.html

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    Default Re: firewall disables VPN, how to have both?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    What type of VPN? For OpenVPN port 1194...

    https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...vpnserver.html

    I am unsure 'what' VPN, I use network manager, add VPN, put in the address, username and passowrd I got, and click connect. In gnome
    If I disable the firewall I have a new (I think pptp) interface

    Thanks for the link, unfortunately the documentation does not mention Networkmanager at all.(I think pptp) interface

    Do I need to add the new (I think pptp) interface to the firewall, or do I need to add the rules on my wlan interface?

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    Default Re: firewall disables VPN, how to have both?

    Thanks for the link, unfortunately the documentation does not mention Networkmanager at all.(I think pptp) interface
    The link was specifically to an openSUSE reference to show you which ports to unblock for openVPN client connectivity. Now that we know you're referring to a PPTP VPN it is irrelevant. NetworkManager doesn't come in to it at all

    For PPTP client with firewall, you need to make sure that the 'nf_conntrack_pptp' connection tracking module is loaded.
    Code:
    sudo modprobe nf_conntrack_pptp
    You can make sure that this module is loaded at boot by creating /etc/modules-load.d/pptp.conf with the entry 'nf_conntrack_pptp'.

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    Excellent!
    now I get my ppp0 Link encap point-to-Point Protocol interface without disabling the firewall

    Thanks a lot!!

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    Default Re: firewall disables VPN, how to have both?

    Glad to have been of help!

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    Default Re: firewall disables VPN, how to have both?

    hi deano_ferrari,

    thanks, pinpointed just what was missing

    cheers

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    Default Re: firewall disables VPN, how to have both?

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    hi deano_ferrari,

    thanks, pinpointed just what was missing

    cheers
    Glad to pass the knowledge along!

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