Understanding how nat works

Dominic Iadicicco sctylib2004 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 21 16:02:58 CEST 2004

Hello all,

I am new at iptables and am tring to learn for furture
projects. For an expirement I tried this.

"iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s -o
eth0 -j SNAT --to"

This is all on a 172.16.12.x subnet.

from the same machine I then tried to ping and I got nowhere.  When I deleted the
rule it worked fine.  

Could someone tell me were I went wrong and or maybe
point me in the right direction.


Dominic Iadicicco

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