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Old 12-09-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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Question Silly question?

Can anyone explain me whatis localnet, privatenet

because in one of the document they have given as

# cat /etc/networks

## Authorizing Outbound traffic from anywhere to foreign network
/sbin/iptables --insert OUTPUT 1 --source \
--destination privatenet/ --jump ACCEPT \
--out-interface ppp0

I am getting confused at this point

is this privatenet is the remote machines ip
and localnet is intranet ip address
Old 12-09-2003, 03:44 AM   #2
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both those IP ranges are private.

as for the script it doesnt make reference to localnet, does it?

just privatenet which is that 192.168 range. i.e accept any traffic to the private network.


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