7.31. I'm trying to use the NETSTAT command to show my Masqueraded connections but its not working

There might be a problem with the "netstat" program in 2.0.x-based Linux distros. After a Linux reboot, running "netstat -M" works fine but after a MASQed computer runs some successful ICMP traffic like ping, traceroute, etc., you might see something like:

masq_info.c: Internal Error `ip_masquerade unknown type'.

The workaround for this is to use the "/sbin/ipfwadm -M -l" command. You will also notice that once the listed ICMP masquerade entries timeout, "netstat" works again.