>I got a very strange question about IPmasquerading....since I only got a
>stand-alone Linux host, the reason why I want to use masquerading is
>cause I want to surf totally anonymous....I DO KNOW that this can be
>done by letting the 'internal-network-IPs' onto the Internet (normally
>everyone wants to avoid that)....
>My question therefore is the following: Is it possible to telnet into my
>own machine (which is running IP-masq), get the 'fake IP' and then go
>and surf with that one ??? Remember, I want to telnet into my box FROM
>the same box!!!
>I know this sounds very strange but believe me I got my reasons....THANX
I just set up IP masquerading today. I don't think it does what you want
it to do. To the outside world every machine on your local net appears
as the single machine connected to your ISP. If the site you want to
view doesn't know your real IP address, how can the packets get to you
The fake IP addresses can only be used internally on your private network.
Now, if you could gain root access to some machine on the internet you
could probably fiddle with its routing tables and whatnot and get it to
relay packets to you...Everything could eventually be traced though most
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