What didn't work is ssh or remote access of the web admin pages. I opened the web admin pages from the core and opened the "outside access" page from the left hand menu. Enabling remote access on ports 80, 8080 and ssh on 22 did not allow me to remotely access the core. I manually added rules using the advanced pages- both as a core input and as NAT preforwarding to both 192.168.80.1 and 127.0.0.1, but no success. I did the rules separately, so the different rule types separately, so there was no overlap of firewall commands. Only disabling the firewall (IPv4 only, btw, I did not test IPv6) allowed me access- even then, no ssh.
If it matters, I also tried sshing out of the core and was not able to do that either. Doing some generic searching led me to looking at the installed keys ("ssh-add -l") and these possible solutions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17846529/could-not-open-a-connection-to-your-authentication-agent
As for me, I'm dumping 14.04 and changing to 12.04.