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Old 15th August 2011
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Default Thanks for the advice of IP Forwarding

Originally Posted by jggimi View Post
...Speaking of routing....

For routing packets, which most firewalls do, don't forget to enable IP forwarding, as described in FAQ 6.2.7. Your OpenBSD platform won't be a router without it.
I actually did do that. I read that section in the FAQ as I was trying to figure out how to get my PC to get to the internet gateway via the OpenBSD box (making that box my PC's default gateway and then hoping that the BSD box would allow me to get to its default gateway, the DSL Modem). I uncommented the line in /etc/sysctl.conf that enables IP Forwarding. Did not allow me to bridge to my actual internet gateway (

So I kept reading and saw about putting aliases in the hostname.rlX file(s), so I've been experimenting with that. Not sure I understand it though--actually pretty sure I don't understand it. And not allowing me to get to the internet gateway while identifying the OpenBSD box as the PC's default gateway.

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