On Sat, 2003-01-11 at 17:48, Nikolaj Farrell wrote:
> > Perhaps at this point, it's a good point for you to give us a
> > descriptive picture of what the network layout is like there.
> >
> > What is between each host, and they are logically.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Stacey
> >
> Okidoki ;)
> Basically I have a home network connected to a DSL. The connection is
> negotiated by a FreeBSD machine with dual NICs. One NIC connected to the
> internet and the other to my hub. I also have a mail server connected to the
> hub and a workstation and a laptop.
>                     DSL
>                         |
>                         |
> - Hub -
>                         |
> well this picture will certainly not come out right, but the idea is that
> all machines except .0.2 have one NIC connected to the hub. 0.2 has two NICs
> and is gateway/firewall. This machine also does all the necessary port
> forwarding and such.

Thanks for getting back with the funky art:-)

Question on the network though, you mentioned:

"but the idea is that all machines except .0.2 have one NIC connected to
the hub" 

So according to your diagram, the FreeBSD box has two nics - 1 to
Internet (?) and the other connected to ...., what?

Which interface on the FreeBSD box has the IP address of If
of all the machines, ".0.2" connect to the hub, how do the others then
see the FreeBSD box?

You also mention:

"0.2 has two NICs and is gateway/firewall"

What packet filter do you have? For whichever you are using, please post
the fw logs.

Looking forward to hearing more on the information I asked for here.



> Actually, I have had this setup successfully for a little over two years,
> and I recently bought a new computer and I gave it the same physical
> location as the old desktop. (i.e. same TP-cable and the same place on hub).
> I can't quite see the physical setup of the network as cause of the current
> problems.
> Thank you for all your help so far, I have to leave for a few hours, but am
> still thankful for all your efforts
> regards
> /Nikolaj
Stacey Roberts
B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science

Web: www.vickiandstacey.com

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