Subject: misc/10449: Documentation misses a hint for the need of ip-forwarding for simple nat'ing.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alexander Sorg <email@example.com>
Date: 06/26/2000 00:48:12
>Synopsis: Documentation misses a hint for the need of ip-forwarding for simple nat'ing.
>Arrival-Date: Mon Jun 26 00:49:00 PDT 2000
>Originator: Alexander Sorg
>Release: 1.4.2 and web-page
The web-page "http://www.de.netbsd.org/Documentation/network/" and the help
files in /usr/share/examples/ipf don't mention the need of ip-forwarding be-
ing switched on. At least in the webpage a line saying "Switch the ip-forwarding
on by issuing 'systcl -w net.inet.ip.forwarding=1' as root."
Setting up nat/ipf for a home-network-to-internet-gateway as a not-so experi-
Change this line after the anchor "http://www.de.netbsd.org/Documentation/network/#simplenat":
2.On your NAT machine, first make sure your kernel has ipfilter and ip-forwarding enabled:
options GATEWAY # packet forwarding
options PFIL_HOOKS # pfil(9) packet filter hooks
pseudo-device ipfilter # IP filter (firewall) and NAT