> My local network ( consists of two machine BSD1
> ( and BSD2 (
> There is a third machine (, 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 from is there any explaination for this?
> is it because my default route is set to be external?


might consider setting one (say bsd1) up as a firewall/natd machine and
then routing through that.  Adds expandability (and security of course :)

Scott A. Moberly

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