Information Security

How To See If PPTP Clients Are Connected To pfSense Firewall

Earlier I wanted to see if any PPTP clients were connected to an internal network through a pfSense firewall but wasn’t sure best way to do it. Turns out that outside of the pfSense command line I am not sure there is a best way so below I describe how to check for PPTP connected clients via the pfSense CLI as we as numerous way to check for connected clients via the pfSense web interface.

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Connect iPhone Using PPTP to Office Cisco RV016 VPN

Connecting your iPhone to the office VPN is easy to configure and will allow you to be productive outside the office with ease. Using the PPTP VPN service on your iPhone will allow you to perform tasks as if you were sitting at your desk in the office. In the below scenario we explain configuring a PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) VPN connection from your iPhone to a Cisco RV016 that is already configured to accept PPTP connections located in your office. The VPN (Virtual Private Network) configuration allows you to enable and disable the connection with ease as you will want it disabled if you are not using the connection to sa ve on bandwidth.

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Network Port Scanning With iPhone, Network Discovery with iPod Touch, Network Troubleshooting with iDevices

I purchased an amazing application from the iTunes store tonight for my iPod Touch called iNet created by Banana Glue. In a nutshell the application makes it very easy to discover all of the devices on the network that the iPhone or iPod Touch is currently connected to. It is by far the best forming application in this class that I have seen.

There are many things that make this application stand out above the rest. The iNet home screen provides links to the each task including Scan Network, Ping, Bonjour Browser, Wak on LAN, Device Info, and Settings. Below I will provide a brief explanation of each of these tasks.