Poor Man's ACL?

June 17, 2009 at 09:54:22
Specs: Windows XP/Linksys
I have a scenario where I need to point one address 172.38.x.y to another set of addresses 192.168.x.x, 192.168.x.y, and 192.168.x.z.

The thing is I have a Linksys firewall and XP clients. The Linksys has no ACL capability.

Instead of having to run out and buy maybe an outdate PIX 501 refurbed, is there some other means I can do a poor man's ACL?

I thought about maybe lmhost but that is ipaddress to hostname, and I thought about reverse DNS but that only does a "what is" look-up. To the best of my knowledge.

Any ideals?

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June 17, 2009 at 12:01:58
Aren't you looking at ip redirect and not access control lists?

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June 17, 2009 at 12:41:40
Host file.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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June 17, 2009 at 13:43:30
Jefro you can't redirect one ip address to another by a host file as dknowledge was smart enough to note in his post concerning the lmhosts file.

Please put your glasses on when reading posts. Hopefully this will make your answers helpful.

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June 18, 2009 at 11:38:10
I could config an ACL just as easy as an IP re-direct but it's the same problem - hardware. I have a Linksys and Windows XP clients like I stated in my post - neither have advanced FW commands nor advanced router commands as in a Cisco CLI.

Exactly how are you proposing I use IP re-direct using the available hardware I described?

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June 18, 2009 at 13:19:25
Clearly you can't redirect. Perhaps if you shared with us the requirement for your redirect there would be other options available.

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June 18, 2009 at 13:24:29
So why did you suggest it then?

I presented the requirements in the original post.

I don't think your suggestion is bearing any fruit...thanks.

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June 18, 2009 at 13:47:23

Wander, you are really a sad person aren't you?

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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June 18, 2009 at 15:37:55
Glad you are enjoying your self jefro. Your post was the most thought out I have seen from you. Good job.

dknowledge why did I suggest what? My first post was clarifing that you were not asking about an access control list but ip redirection. Please remember we get posts here all the time where folks are not clear on the terminology but have the concepts. There was no suggestion there.

My second post to you was saying that clearly given your criteria there isn't a way to accomplish what you requested but that perhaps if we knew the basis of your question we might have the ability to suggest a solution.

If you don't want to provide this then yes I guess I nor anyone can be helpful to you. I certainly tried.

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June 18, 2009 at 15:50:29
wanderer, if you don't understand a post you shouldn't answer the post.

I posted the information needed, it appears to be above "your" skill sets.

Your "trying" is only wasting my time and yours.

Please find something else to do.

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June 19, 2009 at 09:21:18
You're a funny guy.

Especially concerning that you posted all needed information but you didn't understand the difference between an acl and a redirect.

Good luck dknowledge

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June 19, 2009 at 19:37:58
The funny one is you wanderer.

I fixed the problem using ACL and NAT just as I described. Using advanced FW configurations.

Unlike your misconsieved ideal that it might be a router config like re-direct.

Sad that rather than recongize the post was above your skills you try to blame the question.

But then that's how people like you who lack real skills try to make up for not knowing what their doing.

Good luck to you wanderer...you need it.

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