"Richard Uhlman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I am new to using FreeBSD, and I am trying to use a FreeBSD box as a > firewall/router. I am trying to get the router working correctly first.
I won't try to tell you how to fix your problem, but I'll tell you what works for me on COMCAST cable with FreeBSD. Maybe it'll give you some ideas. FIREWALL/BRIDGE: I got a junker 486/66 (16 or 20 MB) with no hard disk and put two ISA NICs in it. On my desktop FreeBSD, I read the "picobsd" manpage and built a picobsd firewall+bridge floppy and use it to boot the 486. The system goes between the cable modem and acts like a cable, with no IP config, etc. It shouldn't be real hard to make a router version, but the bridge version avoids problems with DHCP, NAT, etc. DESKTOP: On my desktop, I wrote a Python program hooked into a fvwm2 button to control and monitor my online status. It uses: ifcommand = "/sbin/ifconfig de0 " upcommand = "/sbin/dhclient de0" downcommand = ifcommand + "down delete; kill `cat /var/run/dhclient.pid`" I think I've conneted from a console using just: /sbin/dhclient de0 The only thing in my /etc/rc.conf is to turn on the desktop's firewall. You might review your kernel config. And list your current firewall settings (ipfw -show) to ensure it's OK. I did not not have to give my MAC to COMCAST, but they might or might not have locked in on the first one they found; I've never switched. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"