Configuring FreeBSD gateway/firewall?
peter at servplex.com
Mon Apr 14 06:59:39 PDT 2003
Silly question... Do you have gateway_enable="YES" in your rc.conf file?
At 10:27 PM 4/13/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Ahh ... And I thought my first query was a bit too specific ...
>Here's my original message:
>I am attempting to turn a PC into a gateway/firewall for my home network.
>My ISP is Comcast ... So whatever ramifications therein, for better or
>worse, apply to my predicament ...
>I've gotten both interfaces up and working, but I can't seem to get it to
>switch packets from within the subnet out into the internet. The kernel is
>pretty much GENERIC 4.7, except with the GATEWAY option set, plus with
>My configuration is as follows:
>Gateway machine: "argonath"
>External network interface: sis0 184.108.40.206 (netgear card, ip provided by
>Default route: 220.127.116.11 (presumably my cable modem)
>Private subnet interface: rl0 192.168.0.1
>Secondary subnetted machine "shelob":
>Default route: 192.168.0.1
>I can ping & ssh to "argonath" from "shelob", and can reach the internet
>from argonath's rl0 ... But like I said, the gateway action isn't happening.
>One other thing I found odd is that when my secondary machine is plugged
>directly into the Comcast subnet, it reports a default route of 18.104.22.168,
>which seems more right, but I don't have experience enough in these matters
>to say, and what documentation I've found isn't specific enough to give me a
>clue about how to solve this problem ...
>On 4/13/03 9:54 PM, "Andrew Brampton" <andrew at bramp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> > I believe there is something wrong with your configuration...
> > Ask a vague question, and get a vague answer, ask a specific question, and
> > we will give you a specific answer. Please provide as much details as you
> > can when asking your question, and exactly what the problem is.
> > Andrew
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "John C" <johnc909 at comcast.net>
> > To: <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG>
> > Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 5:24 AM
> > Subject: Configuring FreeBSD gateway/firewall?
> >> Hello ... I'm trying to configure a FreeBSD machine to act as a gateway
> >> between my ISP network (Comcast) and my own private subnet.
> >> I've followed all documentation so far for this type of configuration ...
> >> Pleasse help?
> >> -john
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