RV042 firewall page settings for management access
Posted on 2013-02-06
I have an RV042 which is being used as an interface to an ISP.
The WAN address (public) is obtained via PPPoE.
The LAN address (also public) is entered manually from an assigned block of public addresses. This is the internet gateway for other publicly-addresses devices like firewalls, VPN devices, etc.
I have an RV042 to play with as will as one in production that I can access.
Because the accesses are both through public addresses, I want to use https to access the device. I've generated a number of questions as I'm not sure the behavior is understandable to me and maybe the behavior isn't even consistent.
- If the firewall is Disabled, the https setting is still available. So, presumably https will work with the firewall enabled or disabled? Is that right?
- I take it that the Remote Management setting and port number are associated with the WAN port. For example, can one set Remote Management ON with port 443 and still access via the LAN on port 80? on port 443?
- If Remote Mangement is OFF then I presume that one cannot access the device through the WAN. Yet, that seems to not be the case. I wonder if the public addresses on this device affect this?
Well, I guess we might forget about the Port number and just ponder the following - if anybody knows for sure: Sort of a truth table:
http...........WAN access: NO LAN access: YES
https..........WAN access: NO LAN access: YES
http...........WAN access: YES LAN access: YES
https..........WAN access: YES LAN access: YES
This is what it would seem to me to be but it doesn't seem to work that way.
Or, maybe I'm just missing something important here?