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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  Shelby Westman <shelby dot westman at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] trouble with PPTP VPN (and Proxy ARP)
 Date:  Tue, 26 Apr 2005 17:46:37 -0400
On 4/26/05, Shelby Westman <shelby dot westman at gmail dot com> wrote:
> >
> > I'd strongly suggest upgrading.  It would take less than a minute
> > offline to upgrade to 1.0, then another minute to upgrade to 1.11
> > (have to do that in that order to upgrade the pb versions).
> >
> I think you are right.  Another reason I have been avoiding the
> upgrade is because I currently use aliases on my WAN interface which I
> then NAT to my DMZ.  I understand that I would need to convert those
> to Proxy ARP.  I think this is easy to do, but I don't want to be
> fumbling around with it.  I guess I need to bite the bullet and do it.

Depends on what kind of internet connection you have.  If it's a
broadcast medium like most are, then probably you will need proxy ARP.

> My ISP is great - the last time I did a computer swap on my firewall,
> they updated their ARP cache immediately when I asked.  It I go to
> Proxy ARP, I should not have to ask them to do this, right?

Correct, since it'll still be the same MAC address as prior to the
upgrade (just don't reassign the NIC's).