In the firewall advanced security manager/Inbound rules/rule property/scope tab you have two sections to specify local ip addresses and remote ip addresses.
What makes an address qualify as a local or remote address and what difference does it make?
This question is pretty obvious with a normal setup, but now that I'm setting up a remote virtualized server I'm not quite sure.
What I've got is a physical host with two interfaces. The physical host uses interface 1 with a public IP. The virtualized machine is connected interface 2 with a public ip. I have a virtual subnet between the two - 192.168.123.0
When editing the firewall rule, if I place 192.168.123.0/24 in the local ip address area or remote ip address area what does windows do differently? Does it do anything differently?
The reason I ask this is that I'm having problems getting the domain communication working between the two with the firewall active. I have plenty of experience with firewalls so I know what I want to do, but the logic of what is going on here escapes me and these rules are tedious to have to edit one by one.
EDIT: Whats the difference between these two rules:
- Let traffic from local subnet 192.168.1.0/24 access the SMB ports
- Let traffic from remote subnet 192.168.1.0/24 access the SMB ports
where I have a lan port with an ip of 192.168.1.1 I think theres no difference