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VPN behind a iptables firewall

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Hello All

Could someone please clarify this issue for me please:

I have a PC running Xp using the in built MS VPN to connect to a VPN server elsewhere on the internet, but the PC sits behind a Linux Rhat8.0 box running iptables for firewalling, and I cannot establish the link to the VPN server

There are some fixes from the patch-o-matic site but they didn't install correctly,

What I would like to a **** by **** description of what is needed, to allow these out bound requested, The firewall NAT's everything out but I suspect the GRE stuff is failing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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by alokchauhan1 In reply to VPN behind a iptables fir ...

u must allow ur Windows Xp system IP on vpn port through ur iptables firewall. u can add that rule in /etc/sysconfig/iptables file like

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 1723 -j ACCEPT

this will open ur VPN port on ur firewall machine.

for more info look at

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/VPN-Masquerade-HOWTO.html#ss3.2


i hope this will work for u.

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