First time gateway/router

K Anderson freebsduser at
Fri Aug 26 15:39:56 GMT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Derrill Guilbert" <derrill at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 8:03 AM
Subject: First time gateway/router

> Is there a walkthrough or something online to teach me how to make a 
> freebsd box into a gateway/firewall? I've not ever run a FreeBSD box that 
> wasn't already behind some other kind of firewall, and don't want to screw 
> it up.
It's not really a walk through, but you'll get the idea on how to do it. 
Check out the FreeBSD documentation at the below URL. Look at sections 
26.2.3 and 26.2.4.

Here's another one, a bit more of a walkthrough. If you don't need IPSEC 
then you can probably skip those steps:

Or... (On the left click on Setting-up a 
Dual-Homed Host.

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