I've dealt with a similar problem with a similar networking scheme. In
fact, we have a WAN that extends through VA, and DC from MD. We have a
Cisco 4500 router and are running Novell as well.
I think that the problem is in your router configuration. This is what
gave me trouble way back when, and if you give me more details I might be
abnle to help you out. Go ahead and call me at Attronica Computers, Inc.
(301) 417-0070 and with some more details I think I can help you out.
Attronica Computers, Inc
> From: Drexx Laggui <drexx @
> To: firewalls @
COM; fw-1-mailinglist @
> Subject: Routing, FW-1, and NAT
> Date: Saturday, September 06, 1997 4:25 PM
> Hello world,
> I'm getting tired of RIP. Really. It is so dynamically unpredictable. You
> see, I'm on my third project case that involves an established
> deciding to connect the Internet with an internal class C address of
> To illustrate a typical setup:
> 192.9.x.x <-> Cisco 2500 <-> FW-1 v3.0 <-> Cisco 2500 <-> Internet
> Cisco 2509
> With the only legal IP addresses I have is at the side of FW-1 facing the
> world, I have to do automatic network address translation (NAT) for the
> properly subnetted intranet.
> I had no choice but to run RIP yet with an entry in the /etc/gateways of
> "norip le0", wherein le0 is my external interface so that I could at
> least connect to the Internet. RIP is definitely running within the
> Fiddling around with the "route add default a.b.c.d x" for the intranet
> objects doesn't really seem to work. Does anybody have an FAQ on setups
> like this? Did anybody even manage to setup stuff like this? Anybody can
> give me pointers on how to properly install/configure static routing in
> this case?
> I have assumed that internal RIP use is critical because the 192.9.x.x
> addresses are very active in the Internet (eg: www.sun.com =
> Can anybody prove me otherwise?
> many, many thanks,
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