static NAT and firewalls

Micheal Patterson micheal at
Sat Apr 10 08:57:32 PDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sebastian Kutsch" <freebsd-questions at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 6:17 AM
Subject: static NAT and firewalls

> Hi,
> if have have configured static NAT on machine A do the TCP/IP-packeges
> get injectet into the firewall of the machine A or do they reach machine
> B unfiltered?
> Sebastian


Provided that you have an entry at the beginning of your firewall to divert
to natd, all traffic will hit that rule, get passed to natd and then
injected back into the firewall after the divert rule and then pass out
through the firewall.


Micheal Patterson
Network Administration
TSG Incorporated

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list