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KI6GOA
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Opening a specific port to WAN

Greetings,

First, I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question but I have not seen any clear documentation or notes on this question elsewhere. I'm currently using a Mircrotik HAP Lite as a router/switch between my home network (WAN), AREDN dedicated computers and equipment (LAN), and the mesh itself. I don't want to enable access to the internet from the mesh as a whole on this router. However, I'm wondering if there is a way open a specific port from the mesh to the WAN? I'm trying to create a SIP and IAX link to an asterisk/ASL server on an Amazon AWS machine through my mesh connection.

Thanks in advance, 
Tom, KI6GOA

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SIP and IAX link to an asterisk/ASL server on an Amazon AWS mach

"SIP and IAX link to an asterisk/ASL server on an Amazon AWS machine through my mesh connection."

Given:
internet <> WAN-home-router-LAN <> WAN-Mikrotik-hAP-(LAN, DtD)
The devices (IP-phone, PBX,...) connected to the LAN port of the hAP have 'internet' access. (VLAN1)
The 'DtD' connected devices do not. (Only VLAN2 is passed on the 'DtD' connection.)

Hi, Tom:

There was a similar query on the forum about a 'private' connection to the 'internet' for a node on the local AREDN network.
I suggest putting your SIP and IAX device(s) on the LAN port of your Mikrotik-hAP.
I have an IAX2 device on my home LAN.
I have a PBX on my Mikrotik-hAP LAN. The PBX obtains internet access via the hAP.
Among these I have 1 SIP and 1 IAX connection with each of 2 VoIP providers.
Because I have a PBX on the local AREDN network and that PBX has internet access,
my PBX could be a 'trunk relay' between SIP and IAX devices on the local AREDN network and the 'internet Amazon AWS machine'.
My PBX is a Raspberry Pi running the 'rasPBX' version of 'FreePBX'.
A PBX 'appliance' or computer with more horsepower would work as well.

There may be a solution, but
Without VLAN1, I do not see a way of 'port forwarding' a 'private' connection from the 'local AREDN network' to the internet.

I hope this helps,
Chuck
" 'mesh' is a topology. "



 

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