Thanks guys, boy do I feel like an idiot, I did as greg suggested (cd /etc, grep -r "192.168.55.8" *) and it said that it was in /etc/rc.conf!!!! So I have a look, ee /etc/rc.conf, NOT there! so I tried vi noticed that all the tildes weren't there on the left so I paged down and find all the sysinstall generated delta's after half a page or so of blank space(defaultrouter="192.168.55.8"). So a lesson for other idiots out there PAGE DOWN!
Thanks guys for all your help, this is why I use BSD/Linux. Cheers, Martin -----Original Message----- From: greg [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, 28 January 2004 4:48 PM To: Martin and Belinda Richardson Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: Default route problem I am also inclined to believe, like Luke, that the only place to set the gateway is in rc.conf. Failing that, try greping for that ip address in /ect. > cd /etc > grep -r "192.168.55.8" * On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 23:00, Martin and Belinda Richardson wrote: > Hi Luke, > thanks for the reply. I would have thought that rc.conf was the place > to > look, but maybe not the only place... > Here is a copy of netstat -rn > Routing tables > > Internet: > Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire > default 192.168.55.8 UGSc 1 0 vx0 > 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 UH 0 2 lo0 > 192.168.55 link#1 UC 1 0 vx0 > 192.168.55.1 00:a0:24:b3:c9:b6 UHLW 2 3840 lo0 > > in the bootup display (not available from DMESG), it says it is adding a > default route, just as if you were doing it manually. I know it is no > problem to "route delete default" and this works fine, but all it takes is a > reboot, and Im back to square one! The person I am building the gateway for > is not un*x savvy, and he justs wants something that sits quietly in the > corner. Sooner or later he will probably reboot... > > Thanks again. > > Cheers, Martin > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Luke Kearney [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Wednesday, 28 January 2004 12:54 PM > To: Martin and Belinda Richardson > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: Default route problem > > > > On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:54:08 +1100 > "Martin and Belinda Richardson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> granted us > these pearls of wisdom: > > > Hi everyone, > > I am having a problem with a gateway I am building for a friend. I have > > initially set the box up on my home network and have set this box to use > my > > gateway temporarily while I fetch some ports etc. Now that I have removed > it > > from my network, and edited /etc/rc.conf to set it up to act as a gateway, > > it STILL sets the default route to my old gateway. I cant find any config > > file that says "add default route" or anything. I have not set > defaultroute > > in /etc/rc.conf, and it is set to "NO" in /etc/defaults/rc.conf! > > If I use /stand/sysinstall to configure the interface, I notice that there > > is a value already there for the ipV4 gateway (my gateway). deleting this > > here does not work. There must be a file somewhere that I have not seen > > causing me the trouble. Please help! > > > > AFAIK the only place you need to make changes is /etc/rc.conf then > either reboot or sh /etc/netstart and you should be good to go. You > could manually add that route though whilst the machine is up, > # route add default 192.168.X.X and that should be OK too. what is the > output of netstat -rn ? > > HTH > > LukeK > > > > --- > Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). > Version: 6.0.564 / Virus Database: 356 - Release Date: 19/01/2004 > > --- > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). > Version: 6.0.564 / Virus Database: 356 - Release Date: 19/01/2004 > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- greg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> --- Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.564 / Virus Database: 356 - Release Date: 19/01/2004 --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.564 / Virus Database: 356 - Release Date: 19/01/2004 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"