[Mageia-discuss] Odd entry in log file

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Thu May 10 17:46:51 CEST 2012

Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 12:52:05 schreef Frank Griffin:
> On 05/09/2012 09:54 PM, imnotpc wrote:
> > I did install and run tcpdump then I realized that the answer was
> > under my nose the whole time. The kernel log message gives the MAC
> > address of the sending and receiving interface. After all this
> > discussion, effort, and advice,  all I really needed to do was find
> > the device with the sending MAC address. Which, as we suspected, was
> > the wireless router. I still don't know why it doesn't NAT those
> > particular packets, but in the big picture it doesn't really matter
> > since they go nowhere.
> I'm not so sure.  If you're correct in saying that the wrouter is
> NATing, then the packets it sends out would have its IP address and MAC
> no matter which wireless system they came from.  Also, if you're getting
> thousands of them per day, I wonder if this is *all* of your wireless
> traffic.
> In your TCPDUMP, do you see any traffic at all to and from
>, the IP you think the wrouter is using ?  If not, then
> it's possible the wrouter isn't using it at all.
> Check the wrouter config and see if has any significance.
> Is it the router itself ?  The DNS server ?  Or is it one of the
> DHCP-assigned addresses ?  If so, what system has it ?

i'll also note that some routers will nat only the local network. ie: if 
you're statically using an ip outside of subnet it'll likely pass towards the 
rest of the network unnatted... thought the MAC address will always be the one 
from the wifi. this is due to layer2 structure.

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