using NAT (iptables) to extend public class C IP range
We have a public class C address range 22.214.171.124/24 that we have been using for many years.
We have now run out of available addresses, and want to extend the network using NAT on iptables.
I have tried setting up the rules as follows;
eth0 = 126.96.36.199
eth1 = 10.10.10.253
Flush all rules
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o eth1 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -i eth1 -o eth0 -j ACCEPT
All seems to work OK (web browsing, e-mail etc) but we keep getting disconnects from our file server. Mapped drive goes offline. If you syncronise it will be OK and then go off line again. Sometimes this lasts a while other times it goes straight back offline again.
The PCs on the public IPs are OK.
It gets worse the more people we have going through the NAT box.
Is there any reason that what we are trying to do won't work? Any suggestions?