My first question to help is why do you have any firewall at all? firewall_type=OPEN Typically means that you have no ports being blocked? I'm hoping this is just for testing purposes? I see in your natd.conf file you have a line for unregistered_only=YES. This switch is for alteration of outgoing packets based on RFC 1918. I'm assuming then that you are looking at using natd for outgoing packets only? In which case in your files you would identify the natd_interface=dc0 allowing for the unregistered statement to then alter outgoing packets. I would also suggest if you have any LinkSys routers between your FBSD box and the Internet, that you examine them, as I have just recently replaced all my Internet hard routers with CISCO's due to the LinkSys being unable to hold an MTU setting. Just my two cents.
Res Ipsa Loquitor, Mark-Nathaniel Weisman Site Master Mystic_One Internet Gaming Server Anchorage, Alaska http://games.mystic1.net -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 6:24 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Bandwidth hit in natd/ipfw on 4.4-RELEASE Hey, I just my got NAT box running 4.4-RELEASE on an old Pentium 90 and I'm experiencing a number of problems and I think they're related.. there's been a major bandwidth hit in all my web surfing and my ICQ, AOL and MSN (using both Trillian and Messenger) are dropping connections -- a lot. I don't think a single day's gone by without a connection dropping or two. As I said before, I've taken a bandwidth hit on my surfing as well -- to the point where connection attempts are completely timing out. I've included an abbreviated rc.conf and my natd.conf here.. rc.conf <snip> ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_dc0="inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0" inetd_enable="YES" <snip> gateway_enable=YES natd_enable=YES natd_inteface=rl0 natd_flags="-config /etc/natd.conf" firewall_enable=YES firewall_type=OPEN natd.conf unregistered_only yes same_ports yes log yes dynamic yes interface rl0 Did I do anything wrong? Miss anything? Add anything unnecessary? The kernel's been recompiled as is appropriate. Thanks in advance. -- Matt Coe, CCNA Member-At-Large, Dalhousie University CS Society Fall 2003 'Ford! There's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they've worked out.' -- DNA, 'The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy', Arthur Philip Dent Sick of long-distance bills? Get Skype! www.skype.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"