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Archive of posts filed under the Vyatta category.

Vyatta OpenVPN Site-to-Site from Behind NAT or Firewall

Vyatta allows several methods for establishing site-to-site VPNs, namely IPSec and OpenVPN.  IPSec is probably the most efficient of the two protocols as it operates at Layer 2 however in most cases it requires both endpoints to be able to see each other.  What about establishing a vpn connection between two hosts, where one host […]

Vyatta Excel Firewall Rule Generator

Vyatta is fantastic as a routing product, but one thing I always hate is having to maintain firewall rules. The web interface makes managing rules cumbersome and the command line, whilst the best way to create rules, is hopeless if you need to re-order, re-number or do any of these types of tasks. To be […]

Troubleshooting Vyatta Upgrade Interface Issues

I encountered a strange issue when upgrading one of my 3 Vyatta routers from v6.0 to v6.1 today.  The first two routers upgraded their images without incident and came up fine after reboot.  The final router installed the new image fine, however did not come up cleanly on reboot.  I could still ping the device […]

VMware Serial Port Named Pipes

Just a quick one today.  VMware Workstation has the ability to attach serial ports to virtual machines and guest operating systems such as Vyatta use the /dev/ttyS0 serial port as a console port, allowing you to simulate administering the system “headless”.  One situation you may want to use this in is when you’re trying to […]

Vyatta 6.1 Released!

After a short beta period and with little fanfare, Vyatta 6.1 has been released today.  With this release comes a slew of new features as well as many enhancements. The main highlights include complete IPv6 support and Cloud Bridging (or L2 Bridging), as well as enhancements on the security front.  The guys at Vyatta have […]

Vyatta – Open Networking

Having recently upgraded my internet to a faster speed (10mbit down/0.5mbit up) my trusty little Cisco 831 was no longer able to keep up with the routing/NAT requirements.  As a result I was forced to look into other options for routing.  There was no way I was not going to go back to my Linksys […]