Home Network Setup Problem

deltaski at earthlink.net deltaski at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 9 07:38:20 PDT 2005

Thank you all, who have considered this message!

I am learning BSD with 3 successful units. 1-100mhz pent. running 4.11
1-180mhz pent. running 5.4 and one 266mhz AMD running 5.4

I have learned the ins and outs of X, changing rc.conf and am quite good
at reinstalling the system after a few "learning" adjustments.

Just for fun and my own enjoyment in learning, I have now accepted the 
challenge of my own home network. I have been able to connect all boxes to my 
DSL router with DHCP and manual IP assignments and changed/setup NIC's with 
ifconfig. My reference materal is the Handbook from FreeBSD.org and "The 
Complete FreeBSD" by Greg Lehey.

Now the problem!

DSL is - Box B has two NIC's rl0= netmask and is connected only to ping works/outside 
internet works.
Box B second NIC rl1= netmask and is connected to a 
standalone switch/router. 

Box A has one NIC eth0= and is connected to the standalone 
switch/router. Box A can ping and on box b. It can NOT 
ping or access any outside internet.

From Box B keyboard, I can ping

From Box A keyboard, I can ping only

I have tried ifconfig rl0 netmask among 
many other configurations without success.

From my reading, I think the error of my ways is in the Box B between nic rl0 
and rl1. The data packets are not being forwarded from rl1 to rl0 or rl0 to 
rl1. Somewhere I have missed something. If anyone could point me in the 
correct direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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