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Software Airport Base Station
Authored by: DragonsBane on Dec 31, '01 03:13:25PM
I set this up back in October and thought I posted the link here. I must have forgotten. I was at the Palo Alto Apple Store yesterday and the question came up. I tried to find the answer on your site but could not. I am posting this now in the hopes that you will let it stay here for others to use. "Glenn Davis explains how to configure a Mac OS 10.1 box to be an Airport Software Base Station (i.e., a masquerading firewall)..." This is an amazing piece of work =) I am now writing to you via my new Airport SOFTWARE Base Station served from my OS 10.1 G4 over a DSL line!!!! He has a script in this URL that is for a PPP connection. I modified it so it would work over Ethernet. Short version change ppp0 to en0 (for your first Ethernet card - en1 for your second) here is the modified script: #!/bin/sh /usr/sbin/natd -dynamic -interface en0 /sbin/ipfw -f flush /sbin/ipfw add divert natd all from any to any via en0 /sbin/ipfw add pass all from any to any I found the answer to the name of the device here:

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Software Airport Base Station-UNIX ignorance
Authored by: MtnBiker on May 28, '02 03:42:15PM

I ran through the script and things seemed to happen.

But when I typed vi NATd, I got a bunch of ~'s.

I assume this is editing or creating a file NATd and if so how would I do it in a text editor (which I am more confortable with)? Or what should I be doing?

Thanks for any help.

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Software Airport Base Station-UNIX ignorance
Authored by: MtnBiker on May 28, '02 04:25:47PM

Why does clarity often come with posting?

I still don't understand it, but on re-re-reading I think I figured out that one is creating a five line document named NATd which is UNIX script.

By default this ends up in my higher level folder. True? Wouldn't there be a better place for this script?

Thanks again.

PS Is there a way to delete posting? I would just as soon have been able to delete mine. I don't see an option, but this page is very (very) busy.

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Software Airport Base Station-Mail mot working with 10.2.1
Authored by: MtnBiker on Sep 27, '02 04:18:02PM

Having problems now that I'm in 10.2.1. I can get the client to surf the net, but neither Entourage nor Mail works-no receiving, no sending of email.

Any ideas? The server machine can get and send mail. (For someone jumping in the middle of this, the situation is a PowerMac with an Airport card and DSL acting as a (Software) Airport Base Station for a PowerBook (client) with an Airport card. No actual Airport Base Station in the system).

PS the original link for this subject ( is dead. gdif (like me and others) didn't want to pay for the .mac.


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