Masquerading Made Simple HOWTO

John Tapsell


Thomas Spellman


Matthias Grimm


Revision History
Revision 0.052001-09-07Revised by: jpt
Revision 0.042001-09-01Revised by: jpt
Revision 0.032001-07-06Revised by: jpt

All of the authors are available on #debian on

John Tapsell (JohnFlux) is the official maintainer.

Email me (John Tapsell) for any query, flame, feedback, a date, etc.

Shamelessly stealing from David Ranch's work - .

This is NOT a replacement for the IP-Masquerading HOWTO - it is to complement it, and the two should be read side by side. I do not include things in here that are covered by the the other HOWTO, nor do I explain what it all means, or what it is all about. See and the standard Masq-HOWTO for a much better guides.

This document describes how to enable the Linux IP Masquerade feature on a given Linux host. IP Masq is a form of Network Address Translation or NAT that allows internally networked computers that do not have one or more registered Internet IP addresses to have the ability to communicate to the Internet via your Linux boxes single Internet IP address.

This is all under the GNU Free Documentation License

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Summary: (I like doing summaries first)
3. Bitmore indepth version
4. Post-install Instructions
5. FAQ's - Frequently Asked Compla^H^H^H^H^H^H Questions