can iptables do this?

can iptables do this?

Post by Eytho » Sat, 01 Jun 2002 14:35:07

I have a problem with a program running inside my local LAN that
communicates with the outside network.  The program is called OKBridge and
it won't let anyone connect to a table I serve (for those familiar with the
program).  I assume OKBridge serves a table by posting an IP/port num pair
on the central server and people then connect to the serving computer on
that port.  Well, the problem is that I cannot have iptables always forward
packets on that port to a local ip because there's more than 1 local client
that needs to be able to serve a table (although, only one at a time) and
the port number is not always the same.

It seems like quite a bit of programs operate this way so someone should
have found a solution already.  Any help is greatly appreciated.


PS:  The gateway is a RedHat 7.0 running a 2.2.16-22 kernel and the clients
are Windows XP and Windows 98.


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