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Re: [vox-tech] firewall (ipchains)

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] firewall (ipchains)
  • From: Jan Wynholds <jcwynholds@yahoo.coMAPSm>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 15:56:15 -0700
  • References: 20010425223412.12895.qmail@web9101.mail.yahoo.com

Oh, and I forgot, that you might have to load some special kernel modules to
get the ftp working.  In redhatland, you have to load a special ftp forwarding

Sorry for the reply to my post, but to quote the proverb: 'never look a gift
fish in the mouth'?  Or was it 'knowledge is power, and I need a recharge'.

Lemme know how it works out.


--- Jan Wynholds <jcwynholds@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hey Gabe:
> I know for iptables you have to echo 1 to the special file
> /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
> With all my ipchains/iptables scripts, at the very top I have:
> IPC = /usr/local/sbin/ipchains
> echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
> <SNIP>
> I am talking about redhatland here, but the same might apply to debian. 
> Dunno
> tho.  I know that in redhatland, you _must_ echo that 1 to that file,
> otherwise
> it doesn't matter what kind of rules you set up, because forwarding is not
> 'going on'.
> jan
> > my internal nic is eth0, and the external one is eth1.
> > With these rules, no packets go in or out?
> > 
> > What am I missing?
> > 
> > thanks
> > -Gabe
> > 
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