IP Problems

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Fri Aug 22 09:22:15 PDT 2003

> Does anyone know what this command, route delete default, did?  After
> using it the box reboots but will not go online so I can log in
> remotely as this is not an on premise box.  I need to tell the tech's
> what I need done in order to repair it.  Any suggestions would be
> appreciated.

It's not related to this problem, but using 5.x for a remotely located
box is a really bad idea.  Stick with production releases for that

Deleting the default route from the command line like that should not
have any remaining effect after a reboot.  Something else is probably
wrong, and you need more information.

>    OK, this is difficult to explain and my problem is probably bigger
> than what I have found but here goes.  I have a dedicated 5.1 FreeBSD
> box and when I did a dmesg I received a repeating message as follows:
> arplookup 66.246.xx.1 failed: host is not on local network
>   This peaked my curiosity so I pinged the bank of IP's I have in the
> range of that IP and I was able to ping them with a response.
>   Something quick I can do to test to see if the IP will bind is
> compile an IRC bouncer.  I found the bouncer would not bind to the IP
> 66.246.xx.185 as a normal account user and the bouncer would not
> function.  If I SU to root and start the bouncer the IP would bind and
> the bouncer would function correctly.  It should be noted that the
> bouncer was compiled as the normal account user.
>   I have two different sets of IP's on my box and I have added them in
> the rc.conf in the following way:
> ifconfig_sis0_alias10="inet 209.123.xx.200 netmask"
> ifconfig_sis0_alias11="inet 66.246.xx.185 netmask"
>   Do I have the IP's added wrong in rc.conf?  What am I doing wrong?
> Why do I receive the dmesg which appears to be an error?  Any
> assistance would be appreciated.

You probably have the aliases added wrong, but we can't know without
knowing what you *do* have configured for your primary addresses, and
what the networks connected are supposed to be.

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