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Multiple Nat congurations on the same interface Watchguard Firebox

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have a watchguard firebox
I need to setup policy manager for using both private IPs and Natted Public IP's on the same interface
how do I do this

I currently have it set to do 1-to-1 NAT
Everymachine has its own Public IP address currently
I want to add additional PC's on the same interface without using Public IP addresses

1-to-1 NAT setup
-enable 1-to-1 NAT

Interface:     Netbase:                     Realbase:

Dynamic NAT Exceptions: - external

Question by:wirelessadmin
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Author Comment

ID: 17003689
it works perfectly fine for now, but I have more PCs than public IP addresses

Author Comment

ID: 17003776
so I need to know how to add pcs with private IP's only
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Expert Comment

ID: 17004740
Umm what?  I am not sure what you want to do.  I don't even understand private and public NAT'ed on the same interface.  Normally you have private addresses on one interface (the "inside") and public addresses on another (the "outside") .  The firewall will then NAT PRIV-to-PUB when traffic is going from the inside to the outside and PUB-to-PRIV when traffic is coming from the outside to the inside.

If you are trying to do NAT'ing and you have many private IP address and only a few public, then you need to either do dynamic 1-to-1 NAT and only a few people (the same number as you have public IP addresses) will be able to get out at once, or you need to do many-to-1 NAT.

My suggestion, and the norm, is to do many-to-one NAT.
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Author Comment

ID: 17005242
i want 1-to-1 nat and many-to-1 NAT to run on the same interface
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Expert Comment

ID: 17006305
Which model do you have?

Author Comment

ID: 17010598
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Accepted Solution

giltjr earned 2000 total points
ID: 17015132
It looks like you just need to enable dynmaic NAT.  By default it will dynamically NAT:

I will assume that it will use the IP address of the "outside" interface that it NATs to.  You can find more at:


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