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NAT does not work after iPtables is installed on NOWS SBE

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Environment

Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition (NOWS SBE) 2.5

Situation

IPtables is installed with NAT enabled as the server is going to be used as the network firewall. After installing iPtables, client workstations on the internal network can ping the internal and external interface IP addresses, but not the default gateway IP.

Resolution

The NAT RPMs are not installed with iPtables. The following steps will install them so NAT will function with iPtables:

From the NOWS SBE management console:

1. Install openvpn.
2. Uninstall openvpn.
3. Uninstall iPtables.
4. Install iPtables (with NAT check box)

Clients should now be able to reach the default gateway.

**Problem has been reported to engineering**

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7007010
  • Creation Date:06-OCT-10
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • NovellOpen Workgroup Suite - Small Business Edition (NOWS SBE)

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