Subject: Re: IP masquerade
To: Tom T. Thai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Burgess <email@example.com>
Date: 05/24/1997 10:41:52
> does NetBSD do IP masquerade?
>From my understanding, IP-NAT (Network Address Translation) might do
some; I'm a little unclear on the actual implementation of the software,
but it might do what you need.
If you are looking for "on the fly" translation for a firewall, you
might look into Juniper (assuming you want to run 1.2.1 and can install
the patches). I've been using it for a few months to translate the
couple of IP addresses on my local (non-routable) net to my ISP. It
"just works"; no SOCKS, no changes to client machines, very minimal
setup. It also provides firewall and other features.
Look for "http://www.obtuse.com". If there is enough interest, they
might even try an interim service pack for a fairly recent version of
-current (the changes that added the IP NAT functionality made
integrating the latest service pack somewhere between hard and
impossible for me).
Dave Burgess Network Engineer - Nebraska On-Ramp, Inc.
*bsd FAQ Maintainer / SysAdmin for the NetBSD system in my spare bedroom
"Just because something is stupid doesn't mean there isn't someone that
doesn't want to do it...."