routing q on dual homed freebsd
dinesh at alphaque.com
Tue Apr 22 04:25:38 PDT 2003
i've got a freebsd box with 2 NICs, net diagram below:
+- FREEBSD -+
now, all the ip addresses shown are public ip addresses. the default
gateway of the freebsd box is IP_ADDR_1. no routing daemon is being run,
all static routes (only default so far).
what i want is for all packets arriving into the freebsd box on IP_ADDR_3
to go out the same interface, and all packets arriving on IP_ADDR_4 to go
out that interface. what's happenning is that because default route is to
ROUTER_1 (IP_ADDR_1), all packets incoming on IP_ADDR_4 is also going out
to ROUTER_1 (IP_ADDR_1) (with a source ip of IP_ADDR_4). now when ISP_1's
routers see this, they drop the packets coz it's not setup to be a proper
i've managed to get this to work with a single ipfw rule
fwd IP_ADDR_2 ip from IP_ADDR_4 to any
and it seems to work. is this the recommended way of doing it, or is there
another way of doing it ? note there are other ipfw rules in place with a
default policy to deny. the other rules allow web, ssh and name service.
i can't exchange routing info with either ISP as both of them don't allow
it. the freebsd box is not a gateway for anything else, it just runs a few
web sites on different ip addresses, some aliased on one interface and
some on the other.
so, am i doing it right ?
Regards, /\_/\ "All dogs go to heaven."
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