How to configure iptables to allow vpn passthrough

Dan Track dan.track at
Wed Apr 5 09:56:48 UTC 2006

On 4/5/06, Paul Howarth <paul at> wrote:
> Dan Track wrote:
> > I'd like to connect to my work vpn, how can I configure iptables to
> > allow vpn passthrough. I have linksys wrt54g wireless router that can
> > do it, but I can't manage it through my linux firewall, can someone
> > please suggest a way out of this.
> I use shorewall to build the firewall for my router rather than the
> stock Fedora iptables. Shorewall has configuration options for a few
> different types of "tunnel" applications such as pptp and openvpn style
> VPNs. I use openvpn with shorewall and it works perfectly. Highly
> recommended.
> Paul.


Thanks for the advice. I assume that you create the vpn tunnel at the
router with your firewall, what I'd like to do is create a tunnel from
a windows xp workstation inside the network. Is that possible, or is
thei a wishlist?


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