My current problem is that I need to use a box as a FreeBSD 6.* gateway/firewall to the internet protecting an MS box that is in the office for doing a lot of photo work and uploading to servers for the company my wife works with. I was going to use a freesco (Linux)disk /firewall/gateway/router like I have on my single dsl 1.5/384 line. (This is currently what is protecting the MS box on this circuit.)

However, the freesco setup does not work as a gateway on the leg of the ATM 5 IP circuit where we want to move the MS box to. I have tried to get it setup and have emailed the freesco lists and apparently no one has accomplished this.

I have now built a FreeBSD box with 2 nics to use as a gateway/router/firewall between the single MS box and the internet. ed1 is on the leg of the ATM. The defaultgateway on the internet side of the ATM is The LAN side of the box ed0 is to which the MS box is directed. ( I am using a test box with FreeBSD 6* in place of the MS box at this point.)

I can ping from the gateway box nic to the internet ok. I can ping from the Test box to the Lan side of the gateway box OK. I cant reach the internet thru the gateway. I have read probably 5 howtos from the FreeBSD hand book and elsewhere and none are exactly what I am doing.

On FreeBSD Questions list recently there was a similar issue question posted but no body answered the post.

It had to do with rc.conf

Listing both Nics ifconfig_ed0 netmask #inet side ifconfig -ed1= netmask 255. 255.255.0 # lan side
                              and gateway_enable="YES" which I have done.

At this point I have not attempted a firewall PF or IPFW since I cant reach the internet thru the gateway and I want to understand what is not right with this setup first.

If I use: route add -net 192.168.1 .29

I can no longer ping the Lan side of the gateway from the test box.

Can you direct me to or give me a howto on setting this up so I can reach the internet if indeed its possible using a gateway/firewall on the leg of an ATM circuit? Any help would be appreciated.


Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii

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