NAT/DIVERT Issues in 5.2.1 Release

cscott at cscott at
Sat Sep 11 09:26:28 PDT 2004

What is your firewall running with/ Can you provide a paste of  'ipfw show'?  Also, what is in your natd.conf?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Denis Lemire [mailto:dlemire at]
> Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 02:57 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: NAT/DIVERT Issues in 5.2.1 Release
> I've just completed a frustrating day of attempting to get nat working
> on 5.2.1 RELEASE. I've very familiar with using FreeBSD as a nat
> enabled Internet gateway, I have set this up on many machines with
> prior versions.
> I've compiled my kernel with the ip divert and firewall options
> needed. I have enabled the firewall and natd in my rc.conf, and have
> (for now) set firewall type to open and gateway_enable="yes".
> The setup simply won't work, the appropriate rules are in the
> firewall, and the natd daemon is running. The main thing I find that
> doesn't make sense is running "ipfw -a l" lists the divert rule but
> its values are zeroed out such that it has been used.
> Is there an issue with nat on 5.2.1-RELEASE? I've even tried compiling
> a kernel from cvsup (5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 I believe).
> Any suggestions on where I might have messed this up would be excellent.
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