Subject: Re: single-interface IPNat box?
To: Tom T. Thai <email@example.com>
From: Rafal Boni <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/17/1997 13:42:26
Well, in this case, the "router to the outside net" is an Ascend ISDN router,
so it is needed to connect to the outside (I don't have a way to make the NAT
box -- a NetBSD machine -- speak ISDN). I was hoping that rather than setting
up two ether segments (one shared between the NAT box and the Ascend and one
shared between the NAT box and the inside machine(s)) I could put all the
machines on one segment (it saves a hub and a NIC).
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From: "Tom T. Thai" <email@example.com>, on 6/17/97 1:09 PM:
you can use the NAT box as the router.. with PPP link to the Net and
ether to the LAN.
On Tue, 17 Jun 1997, Rafal Boni wrote:
> Is it possible to set up a single-interface IPNat box??
> A friend of mine has a need to set up a home network and the box he procured
> to do NAT currently only has one NIC. What we were thinking is:
> (The Net)
> (inside host) (NAT box) (router to outside)
> | | |
> Where inside host is assigned a non-routable address, the NAT box has a
> IP address on the interface and an alias that is also a non-routable address.
> Inside host default gateway == non-routable address of NAT box
> NAT box default gateway == router
> Getting another NIC obviously isn't a horrendous expense in this day and age,
> but I'm curious whether the above setup should work (in theory or in
> I haven't looked at the IPFilter documentation enough to determine whether >
we were both crazy or not.
> Any comments appreciated (other than comments on our sanity.. We know we're
> crazy 8-)
> Rafal Boni
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