Subject: Re: Firewall/IP-masquerading?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Monroe Williams <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/1996 12:01:28
Jukka Marin writes:
>Need to give 100 machines (peecees with dos) WWW and telnet access to the
>World(TM).  Don't want to put the machines on Internet for real, just need
>WWW and telnet.  Is there any software for NetBSD that would allow it to
>work as a gateway/firewall between Internet and the 100 machines?

I can't speak for DOS machines, but the Mac version of Netscape is
SOCKS-aware, so running sockd on the firewall machine makes a very
convenient http/ftp/gopher firewall.  Netscape doesn't do telnet, but
that can be done by telnetting to the firewall and from there to the
outside world.  (Annoying but workable.)  Maybe someone has written a
SOCKS-aware telnet client for DOS...

Sockd is available from:

-- monroe
Monroe Williams