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Archive => 18.7 Legacy Series => Topic started by: skydiver on May 16, 2019, 04:00:36 pm

Title: Lost access to web gui
Post by: skydiver on May 16, 2019, 04:00:36 pm
We had our primary internet service and while attempting to get a backup circuit activated and connected, I lost access to the Webgui from outside and inside the network.  It it appears to have happened when I disabled the down WAN interface.

I was still able to get the network up and working with our new circuit after I completed the provider's circuit activation but still cannot gain access to the webgui.

I tried accessing the webgui from the new WAN2 interface (I had setup all the access rules before I realized that the circuit had not yet been activated)

The root password isn't working so I am going to have to wait until I can boot into single user mode so I can try to rollback the config to before I made the change but I need help.

This is not the first time this has occurred and I still cannot figure out how I can lock myself out of the Webgui.  I have the anti-lockout rules in place and active on ALL internal LAN segments

I have never seen a firewall that essential can break itself with no warning like this.  Is there a failsafe way to ensure this cannot occur in the future?

Once I get access to the filesystem, I can backup the change versions of the xml and try to provide more details of what change was made that killed this.

I would really like the ability to apply changes in RAM instead of writing to disk as a default.  This way if something breaks, a simple reboot will restore to the most recently saved config like most other routers.