I have a desktop with two ethernet(etho,eth1) cards and OSSIM installed in it. I have a laptop with webmin installed, where i want to write rules for transferring packets from eth1 to eth0. Both the laptop( and desktop( are in same network

  • I'm not sure I fully understand the role of the laptop. You can put two network cards onto the same network segment by bridging them, or by adding iptables rules. Neither of these however involve the laptop...
    – lynks
    Dec 7, 2012 at 18:16
  • i am using webmin in my laptop, and ethernet cards are in desktop. How to add rules to iptables? @lynks Dec 7, 2012 at 18:19
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    I would suggest you ask this on superuser.com I have never heard of webmin or ossim, but this is a pretty simple goal to achieve on the linux machine. Remember to include your linux distro also.
    – lynks
    Dec 7, 2012 at 18:22
  • okay, sure. TQ @lynks Dec 7, 2012 at 18:22

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I have flushed my iptable and added new rules. OSSIM had its own iptables and i dint use webmin.

iptables -A INPUT -s 0/0 -i eth0 -d -p TCP -j ACCEPT 

iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -o eth1 -s -d 0/0 -j MASQUERADE 

iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -o eth1 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT 

iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth1 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT

And it worked out.

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