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Date:      Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:53:21 +0100
From:      "Blair Sutton/Odey" <>
Cc:        freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-net@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: multi-subnet windows file sharing?
Message-ID:  <>

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You can also create a WINS server. This doesn't have to run on the router 
but must have a routable IP address within your network system. Another 
solution is to configure your router to forward ethernet packets. I don't 
know how to do this but I you can read the bridge (4) manpage and the 
BRIDGE option in your kernel conf. Hope this helps in addition.

Sent by: owner-freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
09/04/2001 11:52

        To:     freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-net@FreeBSD.ORG
        Subject:        multi-subnet windows file sharing?

Hi guys, sorry about this question on this board, but I haven't met a 
microsloth person capable of answering my question.

I have a freebsd box with 5 interfaces.  1 is used to connect to a 
cable modem.  The other 4 cards connect to internal networks.

--- ed0 --- freebsd4.2 box --- fxp0 =
                           --- fxp1 = 
                           --- fxp2 = 
                           --- ex0 = 

On the 10.0/16 network exists a Windows 2000 professional/workstation 
machine with a printer.  Can I use ipfw forwarding rules, or some other 
method, to allow clients on the other subnets to print to this server?

I guess this means forwarding all sort of broadcast crap as well, but I 
haven't done any sniffing yet.  I'm kind of hoping that somebody else 
out there has already done this.  Do people think the MS box will cope, 
or will NAT be the go?


Dave Seddon

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