DNAT/SNAT question

Jason Opperisano opie at 817west.com
Fri Apr 15 01:40:21 CEST 2005

On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 04:28:00PM -0700, Gary W. Smith wrote:
> I cleared and reloaded everything and it's now returning an Invalid
> argument error.  
> Fine:
> iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d -j NETMAP --to
> iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s  -j NETMAP --to
> Error:
> iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d  -j NETMAP --to
> iptables: Invalid argument
> Almost there.

aww crap--i had to go an open my big fat mouth without looking at the
dang help file...

NETMAP is only valid in PREROUTING and POSTROUTING...so no dice in

looks like you gotta go the old 'for loop' route:

  for i in `seq 8 127`; do
    iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d 88.44.55.${i} -j DNAT --to 10.20.30.${i}

sorry 'bout that...


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