On Aug 10, 2001 at 05:56, S. Krishnan wrote:
ISP ________ ________
side | | | |
--------|WinBox |-----|LinuxBox|----- To private
|________| |________| network
fwdg on Win
No. And there's a lot of confusion about the network topology I have
here, which I should have specified clearly in my original post:
DSL -- USBWinboxNIC -- Hub -- NICLinbox
If he does not enable IP forwarding on the Windows
machine, how is he going to connect the Linux box to
the outside world so that outside people have access
to it? Remember, he wanted people to have web and
POP3 access, so that obviously he needs the Linux
suggestion, since you suggest two NIC's, one for
WAN and one for the internal LAN, and not to enable IP
forwarding on Linux. You do not seem to have read my
I don't want IP forwarding on Linux. If that were the case, things
would be very easy!
post correctly, since I had suggested that he enable
IP forwarding on the gateway machine, which in fact is
the Windows machine, and not on the Linux box.
Which I've already done. Now how to access the Linbox from outside?
Granted, I forgot to add that he needed an additional
LAN card to provide routing services for a public IP
address for the Linux box.
Hm hm hm?
using Windows forwarding services - but that will mean
an additional network card on the Windows gateway.
The configuration shown above will do it, eh?
have no idea if it will support multipoint forwarding
services, with one being NAT'ed and one with full
access. Windows Proxy Server ought to work, however.
That's what I want, I think.
configure it that causes all the problems. Remember,
you cannot access the outside world through a firewall
unless it allows IP packets to be forwarded, whether
it is on Windows or Linux or FreeBSD or whatever.
That is what iptables, ipchains, ipfilter, ipfw, etc.
I get the general idea, but I need specifics. How do I address my
Linux box from the outside now?
On Aug 10, 2001 at 20:21, premstud(a)vsnl.com wrote:
ISP | 1 | | |
--------|WinBox | |LinuxBox|
|__ ___2_| |________|
|----- To private
A static route is added from the NIC 1 to the linux box
How to do that in Windows?
NIC 1 as the gateway for packets destined to the linux
And how to do that?
The lan connects to the windows gateway through the 2nd
NIC, and is seprated from the external network.
In our case, there is one NIC for the internal network. All packets
should go to it, and those meant for the Linbox will be picked up by
it. How to translate external packets coming to 188.8.131.52 (e.g.) to
192.168.0.127 (e.g.)? And translate only those packets meant for the
On Aug 10, 2001 at 02:32, S. Krishnan wrote:
First, since you're using a 192.168.x.x address,
cannot afford to connect this LAN to the outside
world, since this address range is a private RFC 1918
IP on this LAN. What you could do however is to add a
second NIC to the Linux box, give it an external
Another option is to use Network Address Translation
(NAT), to rewrite IP packets coming in to access a
particular service on a a private machine within the
network. I do not really recommend this though, as
the security issues can cause you a good deal of
Yes, but looks like this is the only way to go. What security
issues? (Besides the obvious ones of having a box on the net.)
BTW, I find it rather curious that you're running
Windows box as a public host, when you have a far
better (Linux) alternative. Why, why, why?
Existing legacy Windows network being invaded by the Linbox (say hello
to gort, everyone).
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