bhepple at freeshell.org
Fri Oct 14 23:10:58 PDT 2005
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 05:59:53 +0200
Björn König <bkoenig at cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Bob Hepple wrote:
> > [...]
> > I just want to add an arbitrary machine (eg. with IP 192.168.2.214) to my
> > home network 192.168.254.0/24. Under Linux I just do a
> > route add -host 192.168.2.214 eth0
> > and I can ping it.
> > On FreeBSD I tried both
> > route add -host 192.168.2.214 192.168.254.245
> > route add -host 192.168.2.214 -interface rl0
> > but I'm getting some kind of redirect loop. Apparently my use of the
> > FreeBSD route command is wrong.
> Hello Bob,
> welcome to FreeBSD.
> I won't expect that this will work at all, even not with Linux, because
> the IP 192.168.254.245 and 192.168.2.214 are of different subnets.
> Either you use 192.168.254.0/24 or 192.168.2.0/24 in the 10baseT net,
> but not both. I don't know if Linux makes it possible to do this; I
> haven't tried it yet. At least I can reproduce your error message with a
> similar setup. Just assign the IP 192.168.2.245 to rl0 for example; then
> it should work without problems.
I know it looks a bit odd, but Linux is perfectly happy with it. I've
relied on it every day for the last 6 years or so.
The reason I'm doing it this way is that I have machines at work on the
192.168.2.0/24 network that I access from home over openvpn. So I can't
grab 192.168.2 at home. But I always bring home one of many different
machines - they're already configured to 192.168.2.214. It's so
convenient to be able to access all of 192.168.2 over openvpn _except_
for the one machine 192.168.2.214.
It's just a bit of a fag to re-configure each machine for home use -
particularly as it could be freebsd, linux (x 4 distros), Solaris, AIX,
SCO OS5, SCO UW7, HPUX etc etc and they all configure in different ways.
Thanks very much for confirming it - at least I can stop scouring the man
pages & google - I learned a lot on the way.
I must say I like FreeBSD very much - very stable drivers compared to
Linux whose wifi drivers seem to hang the system quite a lot. That's the
main reason I'm trying to make the move to FreeBSD - my wifi connection
goes about twice as fast (4-5 Mbps on FreeBSD vs 1-2 Mbps with Linux) and
is _much_ more stable.
mailto:bhepple at freeshell.org http://bhepple.freeshell.org
Public Key: http://bhepple.freeshell.org/public_keys.txt
More information about the freebsd-questions