NATD and PPP problem

Andrew Boothman andrew at
Tue Aug 5 12:26:27 PDT 2003

On Tuesday 05 August 2003 4:02 pm, Jacob Vennervald wrote:

> I have setup the pppoe connection which works perfectly and then I've
> tried to setup the machine as a NAT Router by setting the following in
> the rc.conf:
> firewall_enable="YES"
> firewall_type="open"
> natd_enable="YES"
> natd_interface="tun0"
> But when I restart the machine it gives me the following error:
> "Firewall rules loaded, starting divert daemons: natdnatd: tun0: cannot
> get interface address"

Hmmm.... Strange.....

I've got 4.8 doing what you want, except using an xl0 instead of a tun0 as the 
natd_interface because I get an ethernet port on my cable modem.

Do you have ifconfig_tun0 = "DHCP" or something simiar in your rc.conf, or 
does pppoe set things up differently? How is pppoe configured to start in 
your setup? Can we see a more complete rc.conf (you can remove any specific 
addresses or other incriminating evidance ;)

I can't say I have any experience with your problem - but hopefully we can 
shed some light on it.



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