VPN Gateway Web Interface

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at northnetworks.ca
Mon Apr 21 07:36:31 PDT 2003

> I have been deploying FBSD VPN Routers all over the place, but got an
> opportunity through the ISP that I work for to play with a MultiTech VPN
> Gateway device over the weekend. It is pretty good as I hacked the root
> account and looked through the php docs on the Linux system.
> I disagree with the licensing model, and want to build my own interface
> for my Free boxes that do identical functions to the multitech. I would
> like to build with perl and am wondering how one would seriously go about
> starting up such a project.

I think I found a start:


Appears as though DNS lookup takes a while, but it will load eventually.


> I have built many ISP related web interface tools, but none the size of
> this, and certainly do not have time to do it all myself.
> Some of the ideas that I have include:
> - Auto install of system, including appropriate ports (httpd, squid, BIND,
> raccoon, etc)
> - Auto configuration of Kernel to perform NAT, IPSEC, BRIDGE, IPFIREWAL,
> etc.
> - Complete web interface for management of unit (in Perl)
> Hopefully there are others out there who rely heavily on FreeBSD for
> routing, NAT, Firewall and vpn solutions that see a need/want for this
> type of idea and would be willing to at least discuss where something like
> this could start.
> A good web interface would also provide a method for lower-level support
> staff to set up cpe instead of doing it all manually ourselves.
> Tks,
> Steve Bertrand
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