Yes, many products out there offers the possibility to route broadcasts but
the FreeBSD team has decided that this is violating some RFC:s (which it
As discussed earlier this is pretty annoying when you want to route
broadcasts in a relatively "safe" way, like across a VPN tunnel or similar.
There is a way to come around this limitation in FreeBSD by running a
broadcast routing daemon (like the one at
http://non-standard.net/freebsd/game-vpn/bcastd.pl ). This particular daemon
is a perl script, but I see no problems in writing a simple c program that
will do the same. I might even do it myself, if I find the time.
// Thomas Hertz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mitch (WebCob) [mailto:mitch at webcob dot com]
> Sent: den 28 maj 2004 17:16
> To: Thomas Hertz; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] ipsec and windows
> Linksys can do it.
> They have an "advanced" checkbox on ipsec vpn tunnel config which says
> Netbios broadcasts" and when this is enabled, I can explore the other
> Boldly going where no weenie has gone before ;-)