[plug] 2.1.x, masq and eql - bug or feature

Lindsay Allen allen at cbcfreo.wa.edu.au
Fri Oct 2 09:09:02 WST 1998

On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Leon Brooks wrote:

> Lindsay Allen wrote:
> > For the last year or so I have used eql and masquerade in a fairly big way
> > and quite successfully with 2.0.x kernels.  Now I am using 2.1.x kernels
> > and find that the behaviour has changed.  Masqueraded packets are not
> > returned if they come in on a different interface from the one they went
> > out on.  So is this a bug or a feature?  This make the use of eql
> > problematic at best.
> > 
> > Can anyone suggest a suitable person or forum where I can raise this
> > matter and try to get it changed before 2.1.x becomes 2.2.x ?
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> > Lindsay Allen   <allen at cleo.murdoch.edu.au>  Perth, Western Australia
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> Well... we could ask HPA...? (-:

No, don't do that  - I already asked him on the night of the meeting.  He
suggested taking it up with Alan Cox.
> The source (/usr/src/linux/drivers/net/eql.c) mentions Simon Janes
> <mailto:simon at ncm.com>, try him and see what happens.

I tried him six months ago on a different topic but got no response.

The good news is that Juanjo Ciarlante, who is to masquerade what David is
to zip drives, has replied to my mail and I have sent him off a heap of
material for debugging.

What I would like to ask hpa is how to *use* autofs now that I have it
installed.  Not that I would dream of bothering him with it of course.
If I want to access, say, my floppy or another.host:/debian via autofs how
do I do it?  Nothing here in my docs or in my books on the subject.


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