[kwlug-help] Openvpn assistance request.

Chamunks Arkturus chamunks at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 21:07:25 EDT 2011


I haven't actually had the minecraft server daemon started just out of
lazyness I've been booting the daemon manually via a screen session a hack i
know but I'm no good with setting up Init.d scripts.  as I dont code
scripting is also kind of a pain for me.

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 06:49:30PM -0400, Chamunks Arkturus wrote:
> > >
> > > Would running pfsense in a vm on that machine be practicable?
> >
> > The issue I have with this Ubuntu/Minecraft server is that its just a
> thin
> > client running some low powered intel processor.
> >
>
> > I do happen to have a box slotted to be used as a PFSense box and I
> > even believe it has it installed to a CF-IDE card just waiting for
> > me to install it into the network but I'm hesitant to need to run
> > another computer but with my aforementioned  routing setup it could
> > work well as such.
>
> I agree that running a second box just for a firewall is kind of a
> waste. There are cute boxes like the ALIX boards that will do this
> without using much electricity or heat, but then you are dropping
> another $120 for a router. (pfSense is being migrated to MIPS, but I
> think it is not ready yet.)
>
> >
> > First portion handles my MLPPP
> >
> > > Dsl-Link1---WRT1 (WAN Port-Vlan1)
> > > Dsl-Link2---WRT1 (LAN Port1-Vlan1)
> > > WRT1(Vlan1)---PFSense (Red Port)
>
> This much looks good.
>
> > >
> > Second Portion Handles my LAN
> >
> > > PFSense(Green Port)---WRT1 (Lan Port2-Vlan2)
> > > WRT1(Vlan2-Wifi-Cat5-Ports[3/4])---Rest of home network
>
> I don't think this needs to be so complicated. Why don't you just
> connect the Green Port (LAN) of pfSense to a dumb switch rather than
> trying to feed it back into your router? You can do that if you want,
> but unless you don't have another switch someplace I would not bother
> with this complexity.
>
> But yes, I think this could work. We have a setup at work that is
> pretty similar to this: we have a Bell DSL modem/firewall which gives
> a DHCP address to our pfSense box, and the pfSense box is connected to
> the rest of the network. OpenVPN is running on the pfSense box (but it
> is a client, not a server, so we are not port-forwarding anything).
>
> Another option is to ditch Tomato and go with pfSense directly. Some
> people have gotten MLPPP to work on pfSense, but it is a hack. See:
>
> http://www.mail-archive.com/support@pfsense.com/msg19197.html
>
> for a good starting point for the state of the art. I figure that
> customizing pfSense for this could be tricky, though.
>
> Are people connecting to your Minecraft server now? If so what are
> they doing?
>
> - Paul
>
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