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 From:  "Ryan C. Creasey" <ryan at p11 dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Forwarding Multicast Traffic
 Date:  Thu, 20 May 2004 10:13:59 -0700

I'm currently running m0n0wall pb18r522 at my office and have to say I 
absolutely love it.  My soekris router's been up for 200+ days and I 
haven't had to worry about a thing.  However, we're planning on doing a 
bunch of upgrades on our other network hardware and I've got a few 
questions about how well m0n0wall can keep up.

Our network is setup in a very unique topology.  Our office has a /28 
subnet, and one address gets assigned to the soekris router.  All 
clients behind the soekris router are then NAT'ed to the imaginary subnet.  The other 13 addresses in the "external" /28 are 
then assigned to various server-level systems (and lastly, our upstream 
gateway is firewalled).

If you're still with me, now imagine putting an Apple Xserve (My clients 
are 90% macintosh... We're a creative design studio) with an XRaid as an 
address on the /28.  I want to set the XServe up to distribute Netboot 
to clients behind the soekris router.  In order to do that, I've got to 
figure out a way to allow forwarding of multicast DHCP traffic through 
the m0n0wall.  Is this even possible?  Does my version of m0n0wall 
support this kind of thing?  If not, does one of the newer versions?

Any insight would be extremely appreciated.

Ryan C. Creasey
Network Engineer