Trying To Setup A Larger Subnet, But I'm Doing Something Wrong....

The Jetman jetman516 at
Thu May 15 11:38:09 PDT 2003

    I have a working 4.5-RELEASE system that's been acting as my Internet 
gateway for many months now, thank you very much.  It's a NATing system 
using (til now) the private net internally.  I want to 
expand this subnet, to encompass the entire 192.168.1 net as well.

    I have changed my router's internal iface to use the 0xfffffe00 netmask 
and just one of my boxes (also a FBSD box) so that it has an IP of and the same netmask its partner, the gateway.  The 
defaultrouter stmt in the new ( box is the same  
As far as I know, this is supposed to be working as of now, but it isn't.  
I can't even PING the router.  I don't think this is relevant, but the test 
box also acts as a bridge under normal circumstances.  (Using it as opposed 
to a Windows box, bec I can reconfig it more quickly during testing.)

    Tried to manually create a route that points to (using 
the ROUTE cmd), but no joy.

    Any suggestions are welcome....Jet

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