It is always a misconception that you can’t access services (management services like HTTP, WinBox or SNMP, and end-user services like SMB or DNS) from a VRF on RouterOS 6.x. In fact, you can, and here’s how you can achieve it.
RouterOS has nothing to do with security, so this article will focus on usability rather than security. All configurations related to security will be marked as optional.
First of all, let’s review all the limitations we have on the OpenVPN client on RouterOS 6.x:
- Supported protocol: TCP (TLS mode) only, no UDP, no static key
- Supported ciphers: none BF-CBC AES-128-CBC AES-192-CBC AES-256-CBC
- Supported digest algorithms: none MD5 SHA1
- Supported authentication methods: username, password and optional client certificate
- Does not support MPLS even if running in TAP mode