On Saturday 10 April 2004 01:54 pm, Rob G <"Rob G"
> Hi All,
> I am new to the list, but I have tried researching the archives and
> couldn't find exactly what I am looking for and would like your
> opinion on how to do this:
> I have a 4Meg DSL connection with Multiple Static IPs.
> 69.63.33.### is my main IP that my router or System that does
> authentication will always get.
> 209.213.231.###/29 is my block of 8 other IP's that route to my main
If your ISP is already routing these numbers to your main IP, then it
should be easy.
> Right now I have my fsb box running mail/web and other services and I
> would like it to do the routing for my internal network of 4 or so
> computers. I have a Hub that I can plug these other systems in to so
> that is not a problem.
I believe all you need to do is set gateway_enable="YES" in rc.conf (and
reboot -- I don't know the manual way to accomplish that). I think
your box will automatically figure out which IP numbers are on which
interface, and forward appropriately. If not, you will need to set up
a static route to tell it which interface the 209.../29 subnet is on,
since it won't use the default gateway to the Internet. Manually, you
use the route(8) command to do this. I think you can automate it with
the static_routes="" entry in rc.conf, but I don't know the syntax.
> What would be the best way to use my block of statics and have them
> Route properly through my BSD box. I would like to stay away from
> NAT as I know it right now, broadband router, as it causes havoc with
> my filesharing programs and would like to have my other systems
> pretty much open to the internet and then start locking them down as
> need be once I get them seeing the outside world and the outside
> world seeing them.
You shouldn't need to run a real router daemon for this simple
situation, so you don't need to mess with router_enable in rc.conf.
Now that I've typed all this, it occurs to me that the better answer is
for you to read the appropriate section of the FreeBSD Handbook:
> Rob G