Talk:NAT'ing firewall

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Custom Kernel

Is this section really needed with the 2.6.30 kernel?--Arcanazar 14:12, 30 July 2009 (EDT)

No, a custom kernel is not necessary for a natting firewall. There is also no reason given for the this section except for adsl. I would personallly like for the section pertaining to adsl to be kept and the rest be pruned.--Prometheanfire 14:58, 30 July 2009 (EDT)

Move ?

I know that it redirects to this page, but wouldn't it be clearer to move this page to "Router" and just state that it is acomplished by using a NAT'ing firewall? I would be willing to put in the work. --Arcanazar 11:53, 30 July 2009 (EDT)

iptables rules

I'm not sure if these also apply when using shorewall. This is based on the following assumptions:

  • iptables server is the gateway server
  • squid is listening on port 3128
  • local network is connecting to the server is and already has basic nat rules set up
  • iptables server is

It took me a while to realise that in addition to redirecting the traffic, the squid port needed to be opened before it would work:

echo " # open access to proxy - squid - port 3128"
$IPTABLES -A open -p tcp --syn --dport 3128 -j ACCEPT

echo " # Transparently forward http traffic to Squid"
$IPTABLES -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 ! -d -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128