I've been using Wingate for months now to distribute an internet connection among 10 users (NAT). Stunned by regular failures of Windows 2000, Wingate and other evil software, I decided to switch to FreeBSD. I read the handbook and about 3000 more pages of manuals / how-to's / guides. I set up FreeBSD with all applications I currently need for server tasks.
I now need to test some applications, while keeping a part of the load on the Wingate machine. What I want to do is connect to internet via ADSL, using the bsd box, and let Wingate use the connection through the box.
What is the best way to retain most of the NAT functionality? If you are happy to not know what Wingate is, try to assume that it is just another nat-box. Can bsd somehow "forward" connection, so that the nat-box almost feels like it has a real IP?
There's no need to complicate this. The FreeBSD box will provide NAT for anything behind it, and if that includes the Wingate machine, fine, no problem. If the Wingate machine is in turn providing NAT for other machines, fine, no problem.
If Wingate is using, say 192.168. addresses for it's Natted network, use, say 172.16. for the FreeBSD internal addresses.
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