How do I set the source address on a multi-homed host?

Jan Grant Jan.Grant at
Sun Feb 13 09:38:34 GMT 2005

On Sun, 13 Feb 2005, Jan Grant wrote:

> On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, Daniela wrote:
> > Yes, this happens when I connect from my machine (which functions as a router 
> > with NAT to allow the other LAN machines connect to the internet) to another 
> > LAN machine. When the router establishes a connection to another point in the 
> > intranet, the source address used is my official IP, and not, which 
> > is the intranet IP of the router.
> > In other words, I want the source address to be on every outgoing 
> > connection where the destination is inside my intranet.
> Assuming you haven't munged the internal IP address to hide it, and with 
> all due deference to the FreeBSD "mechanism, not policy" mantra: no, you 
> don't want to do this.

Excuse my misinformation. Misread "inside" for "outside".

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol.
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