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NAT for Linux

Posted on 1999-06-24
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Is there a way to make Linux work as a NAT (Network Address Translation) server.
If so, please explain how.
Question by:jbrugman
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Manfred Bertl earned 400 total points
ID: 1585490
yes, there is a very simple way to.

1. compile your kernel with options for ip-masquerading and ip-firewall enabled
2. read the documentation in /usr/doc/packages/ipchains
3. set the MSQ_START=yes in rc.config
4. reboot and check your setup with 'ipchains -L -n'

Any questions?

kind regards, fred

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ID: 1585491
Thanks. When i have more Questions i'll post them in EE, So far i'm  :-) that i know there is a simple solution and that it's possible.


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