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Re: Woody kernel 2.4.18 ready for NAT? Can't make it work

It sounds like you do not have the ipmasq package installed.  

On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 08:09:19PM +0100, lacostej wrote:
> Hi,
> We are having trouble to set up NAT on a server to act as gateway to a private 
> home network.
> I've done so on other machines, but each time compiled my own kernel. This 
> time we tried to use Debian's. I.e.  kernel-image-2.4.18-586tsc as distributed 
> in woody 3.0 images.
> The machine connects correctly to the web, but NAT doesn't work.
> We've found this comment on the following page: 
> http://www.aboutdebian.com/proxy.htm.
> "You can check to see if your kernel is set up for masquerading by issuing the 
> command: ls /proc/net/ip_masq "
> On our installation, this displays nothing.
> We checked the kernel config as found in the package referenced on page:
> http://packages.debian.org/stable/base/kernel-image-2.4.18-586tsc.html
> and it seems that the kernel was compiled with everything necessary for NAT.
> Did we get something wrong?
> Is the comment stating to check /proc/net/ip_masq still valid regarding kernel 
> 2.4.x?
> Do we have to compile our own kernel, or is there something we can do to 
> correct the state.
> Cheers,
> Jerome
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