[lug] forward pcanywhere

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Sun Nov 11 10:19:11 MST 2001

Rob Nagler wrote:
> > is it possible to write a ipchain to forward incoming pcanywhere connections
> > to clients behind my firewall using static 192.168.0.X ips. i have read
> > from a outdated how to that i need a third party utility.
> You can't use ipchains, but you can use ip masquerading.  If you are
> using RH 7.1, I highly recommend you spend the time to learn
> iptables.  ipchains is deprecated.  iptables combines ip DNAT
> (destination network address translation) and network filtering
> (ipchains).
> I will be doing this for one of my clients (when they decide they need
> it).  It's easy to do.  Also, the latest PCAnywhere apparently lets
> you use a different port for remote hosts, which means you only need
> one static IP to handle multiple internal computers.
> I don't have the time to work up an example now.  Here's how you would
> forward port 80 on the Internet ( to an internal host
> (  There's no port translation:
> iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d -p tcp --dport 80 \
>         -j DNAT --to-destination
> This is with port translation 8080 on inet to 80 on internal machine:
> iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d -p tcp --dport 8080 \
>         -j DNAT --to-destination
> Cheers,
> Rob
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I'd love to see a 10 minute demo on sample conversions from ipchains to
iptables; first a basic flavor of converting existing ipchains rules,
and 2nd maybe a short note of new things that one can do.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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