On 8/1/06, Malcolm Kay <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I have no personal experience of doing this, but it seems to me you should be able to achieve your objective by using a specific netmask with ifconfig rather than the CIDR / notation: 172.20.0.1/16 -> 172.20.0.1 netmask 255.255.0.1 172.20.0.2/16 -> 172.20.0.1 netmask 255.255.0.1
Creative idea ... even if it's breaking the rules ( so don't do it ). Even if FreeBSD honors these subnets there is no guarantee that any other hosts on the network will. Many systems will refuse to even configure this kind of invalid subnet. Plus, you can't easily scale this to the 10 networks the original poster mentioned and it would be a nightmare to try and figure out how to re-route traffic if one of the next-hop hosts died. (Which was also a goal mentioned in the original post.) Although I've head that IPFW can handle multiple dynamic redirects ( I forswore all other firewalls as soon as I found pf ) you can do it very simply with pf. -- -- Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard. --Atom Powers-- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"