Monday, April 20, 2009

Configure Linux/Fedora as a Router | Enable Packet Forwarding in Linux/Fedora

Configuring a Linux Box as a Router is a easy task.

Step1: Set net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1 in the file /etc/sysctl.conf

Step2: Restart Network Service, command: service network restart
Note: If you do not want to Restart Network Service, use the following command to enable
packet forwarding: echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

Step3: Add the static routes to different subnets, hosts etc. using the command: route add .....

Note: This will work if, the firewall don't block the packets from one sub-net to another.

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