I just setup a freebsd box with the 5.1 release to be a gateway/firewall.
The installation was smooth and to setup the gateway/firewall with nat a lot
of sources are available on Internet.
Here is my problem, I can't connect to Internet from the Freebsd box.
I have DSL and my ISP is AT&T, I have a static IP wich means I don't need to run PPP to connect.
FreeBSD Internet NIC is : 12.103.20.x
When I type ifconfig my NIC looks fine, up and running :
rl0 : 12.103.20.x
For information the freebsd box contains 2 NIC's one for Internet the other for the LAN (192.168.1.1)
If I ping myself no problem everything's fine, but I can't ping a web address. I don't know if it is possible under unix but I use to "ping www.yahoo.com" for example to know if it's well connected. But the best proof is when I try to install samba my freebsd gives a time out reaching the samba server on the web....
Do you have dns servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf? nameserver <nameserver> nameserver <nameserver>
arp -n -a , does that mention the router's ip and mac addres?
Try it (:
What's the default route? TCP/IP requires (amongst other things) an address and a default route. Here's one of mine:
% netstat -rn Routing tables
Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire
default 220.127.116.11 UGS 0 17570 xl0
Probably your second action, after pinging localhost and your local IP but before pinging Yahoo, should be a ping off the "next-hop" gateway. Your ISP should have told you this, and it should probably be in /etc/rc.conf as "defaultrouter"...
Or, try traceroute(1) with some address (18.104.22.168 will get you Yahoo!) and see what happens.
If you get a "no route to host" or similar, it's your IP configuration; if it's "unknown host yahoo.com", it's your name resolution, as Remko was pointing out.
If you have an IP addy but no gw, then you need to run, as root:
#route add default ip.of.isp.gw
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