gdew at responsenetworking.com
Tue Jan 27 16:16:56 PST 2004
I'm sorry to bother you, but I've tried a lot of places and I'm not sure
where to look for the answer.
I've done a number of FreeBSD installations over the past two years. I've
replaced about 10-20 Windows file servers with FreeBSD running SAMBA. I've
also installed a number of FreeBSD servers running MySQL/Apache for web
applications. I'm telling you this only so that you know that I'm not a
complete novice when it comes to FreeBSD.
However, I just did an installation on an older machine that is giving me
some problems. The machine has an older motherboard with a sis900 NIC. The
sis900 is configured as 192.168.1.10/24, with a default gateway of
192.168.1.1 (identified in /etc/rc.conf). The DNS servers belong to the
appropriate ISPs (identified in resolv.conf). There are several Windows
workstations on the network starting at 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.105 that
are receiving dynamic IP addresses from the Linksys router at 192.168.1.1.
The problem is this. The BSD box can ping the Windows workstations
(W98-Win2K) at 192.168.1.100, 192.168.1.101, 192.168.1.102...and so on, but
it cannot pint 192.168.1.1 (the default gateway). What makes it even more
strange is that even though the BSD machine can pint 192.168.1.100, the
Windows machine (Win2K) at 192.168.1.100 cannot ping the BSD box at
Do you have any advice as to where I might be able to find the answer to
I'd really appreciate any help, and I appreciate your taking the time.
Response Networking Inc.
support at responsenetworking.com
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