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  • Dirk Albring
    Dirk Albring replied to a discussion, OpenVPN Behind an eero gateway

    Thanks, Nick. That makes perfect sense.

  • Dirk Albring
    Dirk Albring replied to a discussion, OpenVPN Behind an eero gateway

    This worked like a charm, but can you explain how the IP addressing structure works? I need my remote computer on my home's LAN, but once I'm connected to it through OpenVPN, I don't see an IP address matching my network's subnet (i.e. 192.168.7.x) for my TAP adapter. The TAP address is like a 10.8.0.6, and the DHCP server is 10.8.0.5. Here's what I get on my remote PC when connected to my home's LAN via OpenVPN:

    My home's LAN (via the eero) is 192.168.7.0/24. I thought I read somewhere that's it's not a good idea to have the same client and server network addresses in OpenVPN. I'm just trying to wrap my brain around this. I've used ClearOS for years and OpenVPN for a number of those, but I've never completely understood how it works.

  • Dirk Albring
    Dirk Albring started a new discussion, OpenVPN Behind an eero gateway

    OpenVPN Behind an eero gateway

    Here’s the scenario at home: I have a cable modem with its router feature turned off, with an eero mesh system behind it, for my LAN. The eero gateway doesn’t have a VPN server, but supposedly it allows VPN traffic through it without any setup. The eero gateway has an active DHCP server on it, doling out the LAN IP addresses. I want to be able to VPN into my LAN so it’s as if my remote PC is on my home’s network.

    The method I was thinking on using: Put ClearOS Community Edition in standalone mode on a PC on my LAN. I’d like to disable the COS DHCP server, but I don’t know if that’s even possible while using OpenVPN. I really only want to use COS for this purpose. I’ve used it before with OpenVPN, but that was in gateway mode without another router in the picture. I just don’t want the COS server to conflict with the eero since everything is running well on my LAN. I don’t want to compromise my work home network.

    Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated.

  • Dirk Albring
    Dirk Albring started a new discussion, PHP Upgrade Planned?

    PHP Upgrade Planned?

    Hey COS devs, any plan to upgrade PHP to the latest version? My Joomla install keeps warning me that the current 7.3 version is outdated and no longer receives security updates by the devs.

  • My guess is you get a block of external static IP addresses from your ISP. You only need to use one of those addresses with a single external NIC on your gateway. You need to setup your external NIC's role as "external" and its connection type as "static", not "DHCP". You also need to enter the netmask and gateway IP address provided by your ISP. You also need to enter the DNS server IP addresses your ISP provides. This is the only way a static IP address from your ISP will work.

    If you have the DHCP app installed on your COS gateway, either delete it or disable it, if you're trying to have your router provide a DHCP server for your LAN. I wouldn't think you'd want a DHCP server trying to handle your block of public IP addresses, especially since that's probably just a handful of IP addresses. That's not how a block of public static IP addresses is expected to be handled by an end user. You'd need something like a multi-WAN setup, which the COS Marketplace has available.

  • Dirk Albring
    Dirk Albring replied to a discussion, Z-Push Repository

    Thanks for the info guys. Patrick's link was good to use.

  • Dirk Albring
    Dirk Albring started a new discussion, Z-Push Repository

    Z-Push Repository

    Yum update returns an issue with the Z-Push repository. This is the url in the script: http://repo.z-hub.io/z-push:/final/RHEL_7. If I disable the repository, obviously the problem goes away, but I am behind in updates and get a huge list of packages to be upgraded. I wouldn't want to leave out z-push and have issues afterwards. Is there a different url I can plug in?

  • Well, now I can login to my Webconfig. I don't know if it was after the recent yum update I performed, but here's what was updated.

  • Well, now I can login to my Webconfig. I don't know if it was after the recent yum update I performed, but here's what was updated.