[Mageia-discuss] Odd entry in log file

imnotpc imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Tue May 8 14:30:31 CEST 2012

On 05/08/2012 06:47 AM, Frank Griffin wrote:
> On 05/07/2012 07:42 PM, imnotpc wrote:
>> Well the Comcast cable modem was a dead end. I checked it and DHCP is 
>> disabled, and even if it were enabled it uses a completely different 
>> subnet. Besides, It would be coming in on eth2 and not eth0. I 
>> checked the wireless router in the LAN and it uses the 
>> subnet for it's DHCP connections. It has a fixed IP of 
>> on the LAN interface so I don't know why these IPs would ever be seen 
>> by the firewall/gateway box, but this looks like the most likely source.
> Waitaminnit.  Yesterday you wrote:
>> Wireless Router Attached to the LAN: The LAN facing NIC on the 
>> wireless router has a fixed IP of The wireless 
>> interface is configured to assign IPs in the range to 
>> the wireless hosts using DHCP.
> If the wireless router DHCP is setup to assign from, 
> then that's where the is coming from.  Unless your gateway 
> is set to masquerade, you get exactly what you're seeing.

Yes, that was a typo. is correct. But the wireless router 
has to NAT those addresses to or no traffic would get 
through. In order for the martian packets to be coming from the wireless 
router then it would have to be selectively NATing some packets and not 

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