Henrik wrote: > Not a lot of detailed help..sorry...I haven't setup a PPP > connection >in a LONG time.
The good news is that in a year I'll relocate to an area where ADSL is available. Until then I'm stuck in a beautiful but telecommunication-wise terribly medieval area. I received an e-mail from another list member, and with both his and your thoughts I had enough pointers to read up more on the relevant topics. The most important resource was the "FreeBSD Unleashed" book that came with a very nice "for dummies" type of chapter about networking. ;) Here's a short summary in case someone else has a similar problem and suffers the same lack of knowledge as I did: - Learned that ppp_enable="YES" in rc.conf results in FreeBSD establishing a PPP connection at boot time. Unless otherwise configured in rc.conf, it'll be in "auto mode" (connection on demand). If not specified, it will use the "papchap" profile. ppp_profile=xxxx will cause it to use the xxxx profile. It also uses the -nat option by default. - Went to sysinstall and configured my ethernet card manually this time. Managed to fill in the right values, amazingly enough. - Got ahold of my ISPs name servers and put the IP addresses in the resolv.conf. - Figured out how to configure the LAN manually in XP, without the wizard (right-click on the connection icon, "properties", highlight tcp-ip, "properties" button). Put in the appropriate IP addresses, and that was that. I also had to change the Internet settings to prevent that XP uses the local ISDN adapter to establish a dial-up connection. - The last step was the biggest obstacle. While the two machines could ping each other, FreeBSD wouldn't forward the packets for "outside" systems. After some digging around I learned that this is disabled by default. Adding gateway_enable="YES" to rc.conf fixed this. A small thing, but took the most time to solve. In short, it works as desired. Broke through the wall, and quite happy with myself. ;) Cheers, Michael _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"