Can loader.conf give you NATD support?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Feb 8 16:14:55 UTC 2010
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On 08/02/2010 15:39, Warren Block wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, John wrote:
>> The natd man page says it is still necessary to create a customer
>> kernl with
>> options IPFIREWALL
>> options IPDIVERT
>> Is that still true, or can it be accomplished vi a loader.conf?
> It's a kernel option, so you probably can't do it at runtime.
It's a loadable module (ipfw_nat.ko) nowadays, so you probably can do it
> Consider using pf instead of ipfw. pf does NAT without needing natd or
> those kernel options.
Heartily seconded. pf and ipfw fulfil the same sort of function, but
to my mind, pf wins hands down simply by having a much more usable
control interface and configuration syntax. Not to mention the
advanced pf features like ftp-proxy, HA configuration, relayd and a
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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