Help setting up a home network with FreeBSD

Rod Person rod.person at
Sat Mar 29 20:53:16 PST 2003

On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 20:53:30 +0000
Andrew Boothman <andrew at> wrote:

>So can the server talk to the Internet perfectly fine? Can the other >machines talk to the server?

No the other machines can not talk to the server. I even tried to ping the server by server name but nothing.

> Do you need to use NAT to connect the other machines or do Verizon give you 
> multiple IPs. If you need NAT, you should simply be able to set 
> gateway_enable="yes"
> natd_enable="yes"
> natd_interface="<name of external interface"
> natd_flags="-dynamic -deny_incoming"

Yes I was trying to use NAT. My natd_flags are different from yours. I try these.

> Then if your server is set us the default router for your other machines, 
> everything should just work! You'll need to set-up the IPs of the other 
> machines by hand and you'll also need to give the machines the IP of 
> Verizon's DNS server. But you can begin to check that everything works by 
> pinging around with IP addresses only.

This may be my problem here. I was trying to get DHCP to work. Not that I really wanted it but thought that I did. So if I hard code the addresses I may have better luck. I will give this a try



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