Network connectivity between FreeBSD and Linux
arindam.mukerjee at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 05:49:02 PDT 2006
> In response to Arindam <arindam.mukerjee at gmail.com>:
> > > >From the FreeBSD box, can you ping the loopback address: 127.0.0.1, if
> > > so, can you ping your ip address: 10.0.0.101. If so, can you ping your
> > > gateway? Did you set a gateway in /etc/rc.conf?
> > loopback: Yes I can ping it.
> > 10.0.0.101: Yes again I can ping it. But I set this as the gateway. I
> > just got two home PCs connected to each other over a 5-port switch
> > with. 10.0.0.100 and 10.0.0.101 (this one). I set this as the gateway
> > because a while later when I hook this to the web, this will be the
> > box. And I might add a couple of more boxes to this network at best.
> Don't do that. It may be the cause of your problem -- in any case,
> it's incorrect. Leave the system without a gateway if you don't have
I tried once without setting a gateway also. It did not make a
difference. I should have mentioned that.
> > I did not set a gateway in /etc/rc.conf. I configured the whole thing
> > using sysinstall and a couple of times after that using ifconfig (ip
> > addr and netmask).
> If you did it via sysinstall, then it was written to rc.conf.
> > > defaultrouter="your gateway ip address" # Set to default
> > > gateway (or NO).
> > But I guess whatever the method, such an entry would have been written
> > to rc.conf.
> Bill Moran
> Collaborative Fusion Inc.
I came across this post. Seems like there is a problem with the
drivers for this particular device.
The poster here seems to have had a similar ethernet card as I do. May
be I should try swapping the ethernet cards of the FC2 and FreeBSD
boxes. I am sure the FC2 box has a different network card.
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