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Set up IP Forwarding
The successful implementation of IP forwarding enables one workstation to sit on two LANs and to act as a gateway forwarding IP packets from one LAN to another. IP forwarding is also referred to as ‘bridging’ networks.
On the ‘gateway’ PC:
On the workstations that will use the gateway, the workstation must be set-up to use the gateway:
Workstations that will use the gateway will not know the IP addresses of the ‘remote’ workstations. These must be defined explicitly:
These notes have been tested with Windows NT4, W2K and XP Workstation.
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