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dandy7225-Feb-20 11:56
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I've got an unsused motherboard laying around that has two network interfaces. I am seriously considering setting that up as a transparent pipeline, simply forwarding packet from one interface to the other without changing a single bit. This would require some fairly low level programming; I couldn't do it through a socket interface. But it is certainy possible, at a reasonable level of effort.

This would be a plain single-cable-to-single-cable pipeline, invisible to either the end PC or the router. Either would transmit their packages onto the cable, with no concern for the pipeline machine. No routing/switching, just simple two-way forwarding, that would allow the pipeline machine to peek at every package it forwards. Later, as I gain experience, it could even not forward selected IP-packets. If new, unknown IP addresses where detected, as source or destination, it could inject a downstream series of packages reporting it to my PC, for me to check off "OK", "reject all traffic" or whatever action, and return to this "pipeline PC". I am sure that it would have more than enough capacity do DNS lookups to report more information with the "unknown address" report.

I really expect this to be near-trivial, once I learn to do packet forwarding (which in principle is trivial as well...). My only problem is that this project currently is #34 on my list of near-trivial hobby projects.
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