[Shorewall-users] unable to filter or log vpn traffic

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Tue Mar 15 10:21:59 PST 2005

Paolo wrote:

> So this VPN create a direct connection from one of my internal machine
> to external server completely bypass my firewall, seem i can do nothing
> to control traffic.

With ADMINISABSENTMINDED=Yes, once you have allowed the VPN connection
to be established then the only things that you can do to stop traffic
through that VPN are:

a) Use the 'cutter' utility to sever the VPN connection (or unload the
ip_conntrack kernel module).
b) Set BLACKLISTNEWONLY=No in shorewall.conf and blacklist the remote

With ADMINISABSENTMINDED=No, stopping Shorewall will probably stop VPN
traffic since you normally don't have your external interfaces enabled
in your /etc/shorewall/routestopped file.

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