On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 11:36:47AM -0600, Brian Henning wrote:
> My local network (192.168.1.0) consists of two machine BSD1 (192.168.1.40) and
> BSD2 (192.168.1.42).
> There is a third machine (192.168.1.254, ip address from isp) that acts as a
> gateway router. When my internet connection goes down for whatever reason I
> loose connections in my local network. For example, i can't ping 192.168.1.40
> from 192.168.1.42. is there any explaination for this? is it because my default
> route is set to be external?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Brian

Are your two local machines simply connected by a hub/switch, or is
there some other setup?  What does your routing table look like - output
of `netstat -rn`.  Is there an entry that looks something like:
192.168.1            link#1             UC          3        0   eth0

nathan

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