Just enabling named solved the problem. I only added two or three "named_..." entries from /etc/default/rc.conf to /etc/rc.conf, changing "NO" for "YES" and nothing else. Even without modifying de default config files (named.conf and any other, eventually) the FreeBSD gateway began to forward name-requests without problems.
But I'm almost sure that none of the documents I read said it was necessary to enable named in the gateway in order to resolve names. Maybe this should be added o I should recheck. Thank you very much. Your help was in fact extremely useful to me. I also prefer sometimes to perform a few tasks with my personals scripts and avoid the default programs doing them. As I review what I wrote it seems that I know what exactly the program does! Thanks again. -- José Albores - <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] escribió: > 1. I would try enabling named on the FreeBSD gateway and set it as a > forwarder to the DNS of my ISP. Then set all the clients' primary DNS > to > that of the internal IP of your gateway. > [...] > > ----- Original Message ----- > [...] > > > The problem summary is as follows: > > I'm setting up a very simple LAN at home using only > > two machines with fixed private ip addresses either. > > The FreeBSD gateway is connected to the internet > > through my cablemodem ISP's modem. > > > > The problem is that the Windows XP client CANNOT > > access the Internet with alphabetic names (should be > > called a DNS problem?) but it YES CAN do it with ip > > addresses (numbers). > > [...] ------------ Internet GRATIS es Yahoo! Conexión 4004-1010 desde Buenos Aires. Usuario: yahoo; contraseña: yahoo Más ciudades: http://conexion.yahoo.com.ar _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"