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Hi,

I have a net connection which comes to me through LAN. I have got public IPs. The lan card is installed on Linux server for further distributing using NAT. The internal network of computers in my organisation are using private IPs.

I currently have 7 more public IPs left which I can use. My question is how can I add seven PCs in my network having public IPs through my Linux server, and also continue the NAT for the existing PCs with private IPs. Do I have to add another LAN card?

Also what will be better to use in my situation, Windows XP or Linux.

Thanx in advance
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You can use SOURCE and DESTINATION NAT

1.Put all of the 8 public IPs to your external interface , for example eth0

ifconfig eth0 <first_public_ip> netmask 255.255.255.xxx
ifconfig eth0:1 <second_public_ip> netmask 255.255.255.xxx
ifconfig eth0:3 <third_public_ip> netmask 255.255.255.xxx
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Then :
iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -d <first_public_ip> -j DNAT --to-destination <first_internal_ip>
iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -s <first_internal_ip> -j SNAT --to-source <first_public_ip>

.....

And so on
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OK. So that means the computers will be added to the internal interface, say eth1, and have private IPs. But will they work same as any computer directly connected to net with a public IP or they will have some limitations.
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There will be no limitations
If you want limitations you can do this by netfilter-iptables

Regards
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Can this be done in windows XP?

Secondly, I am comfortable with ipchains. My knowledge about iptables is nil. can this be converted to ipchains?
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This can NOT be done by windows XP.

Ipchains scenario- not so good - this is not a full NAT solution

http://www.ox.compsoc.org.uk/~steve/portfw-2.2.html

$EXTIF=eth0
$INTLAN=192.168.0./24
ipchains -A forward -i $EXTIF -s $INTLAN -j MASQ

#PORTFORWARDING
#echo "Enabling IPPORTFW Redirection on the external LAN.."
#
#   This will forward ALL port 80 traffic from the external IP address
#   to port 80 on the 192.168.0.10 machine
#
PORTFWIP="192.168.0.10"

/usr/sbin/ipmasqadm portfw -f
/usr/sbin/ipmasqadm portfw -a -P tcp -L $EXTIP 80 -R $PORTFWIP 80

Use iptables , ipchains and 2.2 kernels are obsolete



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