[Shorewall-newbies] Migrating a firewall from old hardware to new

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Sun Mar 7 07:41:55 PST 2004


On Sunday 07 March 2004 12:49 am, Chris Evans wrote:
> On 6 Mar 2004 at 16:01, Tom Eastep wrote:
> > If the device itself has an IP address which is also the default
> > gateway for your systems then it is probably a router. Otherwise, it
> > is probably some sort of bridge.
>
> Thanks Tom. In that case it's a probable router.  Might be worth
> adding that pointer to your proxyarp documentation as it's so clear
> and helps one speed up debugging and correcting an upgrade.
>

Added to the list of needed documentation updates -- I won't be doing any doc 
changes until after 2.0 is out.

>
> While we're on proxyarp: the Debian version of arping doesn't seem to
> allow gratuitous requests, or if it does, different syntax from yours
> and not obvious from the documentation that I could see.

Nod -- Debian is using a completely different version of the program from 
RedHat, Mandrake and SuSE.

>
> Many, many thanks yet again.
>

You're welcome.

-Tom
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