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Old 02-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Mangle ip source with iptables

Can I modify packets that leave my station using iptables to have a different source address ?

For example I have the ip X and I want the packets that leave the station having in the ip header the ip Y. I guess it has something to do with the mangle table of iptables but I`m not too good with that.

something like this maybe?
iptables -t mangle -A PREROUTING -s X -j SAME --to Y
Please help!

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:34 AM   #2
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If you want to change the source address of packets leaving your box, you can use the POSTROUTING table. For example, with masquerading:
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth1 -j MASQUERADE
Does the definition at describe what you're trying to do? If so the howto should be useful.


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