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Date:      Sun, 1 Jun 1997 17:25:02 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Almondale@aol.com
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   IP Masquerading
Message-ID:  <970601172501_877375401@emout07.mail.aol.com>

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The latest linux kernel includes support for IP Masquerading, so "private
lans" can share a dialup gateway. What (if any) support does FreeBSD have for
doing this. I have the most recent PPP binaries, but the routed command, when
invoked with -q, returns "no route to hosts" or "can't assign requested
address", and I get the effect described in the PPP manpages, namely the
gateway host can see the internet via my ISP but *is not forwarding* packets
back to my private LAN. I have invoked ppp with the -alias subcommand and
given the static route to my ISDN-modem-equipped Freebsd (2.2.1) machine, but
IP forwarding never seems to occur. I have even tried to remake the kernel
using MROUTED, but it seems to me routed itself *ought* to work? Anybody with
experience getting this setup to work?

Thanks,
Alex




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