On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 06:08:55PM -0700, mike bueide wrote: > On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 03:26:02PM -0600, Peter Elsner wrote: > > Thanks, that's my next attempt. I don't have NAT running right now, > > but didn't think it was required unless I have the firewall enabled. > > I usually enable that after I get everything else up and running. > > > Unless nat is running how could your computers > using the freebsd gateway box connect to the > outside world? Nat has nothing to do with the > firewall. It will simply replace the your dhcp ip > from your lan with the IP that the Internet knows > about on your wan nic interface. > Sorry to respond to my own post. I just wanted to correct myself here. I've been studying for my CCNA too hard and answered this a bit hastily. Cisco routers don't need a firewall to enable nat but FreeBSD does (referring to 19.11.3 of the handbook.)
But, you still need nat to communicate beyond your own lan. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"