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Date:      Fri, 02 Mar 2001 08:40:27 -0500
From:      Mikel King <>
Subject:   Re: IPFW and NATD--Please help me!
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    Two things it would be helpful if you lost the html formating in you
mail to the lists as well as turn wrapping onto say 67 characters. Most
of the poeople wo would otherwise respond cat not becasue your request
isn't readable to them at all. Take moment to try reading you mail ine
pine or mutt and you'll understand. Ok and now secondly, please submit a
copy of the relevant bits from your kernel.conf, rd.natd, rc.firewall so
that we may help you. On a side note how many outside IP addresses do
you actually have?

Mikel wrote:

> Hi all,
> First of all, I am sorry if this is wrong mailing list. However, I do
> desparetely need some help here. My name is Johnny Dang. I have been
> running RedHat Linux 6.1, 6.2 and 7.0.... I use it as a
> Router/Firewall/IPMASQUERADING for a small church in Silver Spring...
> I don't want them to pay for Microsoft since they don't make money out
> of it. Anyway, I am getting with the anarchy of Linux so overheard of
> FreeBSD, I decide to subcribce (rather than download for free--I want
> to keep the FreeBSD alive) the 4.2 CDs. To be honest, I am in love
> with at the first moment...I DO NOT WANT TO BACK TO REDHAT....
> Like I mention above, I try to reset the new FreeBSD as a
> ROUTER/Firewall/NATD in this case.  I did make the NATD work (all PC
> in the internal now have access to the Internet--eventhough it is a
> wide opened firewall)...The problem I have now is I cannot redirect
> the traffic from outside to the inside. For example, I will have
> another FreeBSD running WWW amd Mail server.  I cannot redirect the
> tcp port 80, 443, nor 22, 23 to another internal PC. I read the NATD
> manual, and IPFW manual.. Still, I have no luck. I read all the
> FreeBSD diary, other web sites. Still have no luck. Can you all help
> me? I need steps by steps, or any good book about NATD and IPFW? Also,
> should I move to IP-NAT or IP-Filter? Can I use IPFWADM from Linux or
> IPCHAINS? Please help. I try to IP alias last night until 2:00AM with
> no luck... Here is my network:
> Internet ------ Free BSD (two NICS)-------------------------->PC 1
> (WWW + Mail Server)---------PC 2- (telnet)-----Local LAN
>                IP1:                   IP
>                   IP
>                IP2:
>                IPFIREWALL
>                IPDIVERT
> I can not run the most basic IPFW script (wide open)... I can wait to
> read and change the script later... But I need to know how to redirect
> the traffic from outside (ports 80, 443, 22, 23, and 25) to the local
> LAN... Please help me. A good script, a web site, a white paper, or
> even a good book... Thanks for your help.

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