ok heres my situation
I am attempting to get IP masq to work on my rh 7.1 box
i followed all the steps exactly as stated in the ip masq how-to, compling a new kernel, patching it with ip tables, and its still not running. when i run the rc.firewall script i get a whole mess of errors. the errors all basicall say the same thing, that the ip tables mod cant be found, and the ip tables version 1.2.1 is nowhere to be found. I applied the version 1.2.3. what am i doing wrong?

by the way i can ping both the internal and external nic's of my linux box from computers on the internal network, if i need to tell you more about my set up just ask, i would be glad to tell

thank you soooo soo much