SSL certificate for Wan - noobie questions

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tomatoetomato, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. tomatoetomato

    tomatoetomato Networkin' Nut Member

    Got some noobie dumb questions.

    I followed this link titled: Use SSL certificate for WAN admin from tomatousb's site.

    After successfully completing this task I was able to https to my router and saw the
    tomoto web admin page.

    1) Since it went through ok I'm assuming I'm safe and the line is encrypted/secure?

    2) I didn't open any port forwarding rules when using putty/connectbot/https to connect to the router. Is this the general behavior of SSH/SSL?

    3) If I telnet to tomato what command can I use to verify that the certificate is ok and everything is running in tip-top shape from time to time?
    Any way I can do this from the web admin page?

    Thank you kindly.
  2. ntest7

    ntest7 Network Guru Member

    If the web page shows up when you connect with https, it's encrypted. Most web browsers will display a padlock to indicate the connection is encrypted, and should provide some way to check the encryption -- click the padlock or look for something like "page properties". Most will complain strongly about the self-signed certificate before connecting. But if the web page displays, it's definitely encrypted.

    If putty (or any ssh client) connects with ssh, it's encrypted. The putty event log (click the title bar or press the ALT key) will show details of the encryption handshake.

    The internal LAN ports for http/https/ssh/telnet are opened automatically. If you enable remote http/https/ssh access, those ports are also opened automatically.

    If it works, there is nothing more to check.
  3. tomatoetomato

    tomatoetomato Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks !!!!!!!
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