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Date:      Mon, 09 Apr 2001 20:52:53 +1000
From:      das@mbox.com.au
To:        freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-net@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   multi-subnet windows file sharing?
Message-ID:  <35811835be84.35be84358118@mbox.com.au>

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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 = 10.0.255.254/16
                           --- fxp1 = 10.1.255.254/16 
                           --- fxp2 = 10.2.255.254/16 
                           --- ex0 = 10.3.255.254/16 

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?

Thanks,

Dave Seddon


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