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circumventing default route through loopback
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: circumventing default route through loopback
- From: Jet Nul <jetnul_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 00:21:18 -0600
- Reply-to: Jet Nul <jetnul_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
A small problem: I am trying to disable
default routing though my loopback device.
|| Ignore this block if in a hurry. :)
|| Why am I doing this? Because I am setting up
|| my Apache server and I want to be sure it
|| REALLY works. I have no outside account I can
|| ssh into and lynx back from, and my friend on the
|| other side of town is really sick of me phoning
|| him asking "is it working yet?"
|| What I'm really doing is redirecting from
|| my ISP's web page (10 MB quota!) to my
|| own box; eventually I will set it up so
|| my dynamic IP will get updated on the
|| remote, redirecting web page.
# route change -interface localhost 126.96.36.199
where 188.8.131.52 is my DHCP-assigned gateway IP.
This did change lo0 to rl0 (my NIC) in the routing tables,
but did not allow browser access. (Access is fine
Should I be using PF redirection?
Or is the a kernel variable I should set with sysctl?
I've been working on this for 4-5 hours, including
searching man pages, the OBSD FAQ and PF documentation,
and googling and MARC ... Can anyone suggest the
elegant solution? (Preferably only affecting web requests.)
|| Incidentally, I know my server is accessible -- this
|| isn't the problem. At this point it really comes
|| down to simple frustration not being able to solve
|| this issue of circumventing the default route through
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