Richard Yang skrev:
i am trying to use freebsd as my home network gateway to the internet.
any good reference i should know besides what's in the handbook?

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Hello Richard,

The first step is really easy - assuming you have a FreeBSD with two nics in it - edit /etc/rc.conf and comment out the line that starts with 'defaultrouter=' and then add a line saying 'gateway_enable="YES".

The second step is a bit more complicated - you will have to decide on a firewall and a NAT mechanism. Depending on your choice here you will have to do various things to implement it.

The handbook is a good start when chosing firewall - .

There are alot of other additional information spread out on the (w)internet - here's a couple:


ipfilter and pf resources


I hope this will help you get started.


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