Simple Router on FreeBSD - Which should I use?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Apr 19 12:59:00 PDT 2004
On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 03:06:51PM -0500, Danny wrote:
> I would like to setup a simple router, for the following:
> Enable a 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 network talk to a 10.10.0.0 255.255.0.0
> network, and obviously vise versa.
Just setup your FreeBSD box with an interface on each network, and put
'gateway_enable="YES"' into /etc/rc.conf Trivially easy.
> Now the 10.10.0.0 is tentative, so I am also wondering on a network with less
> then 240 network nodes, if a 255.255.0.0 subnet mask would cause any
> disadvantages, versus using a 255.255.255.0 subnet mask?
It hardly makes a difference either way. Seeing as they're all RFC
1918 network blocks (or should I say RFC 3330 nowadays?) presumably
they're on a private internet and you can do what you like there.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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