lan problem

pat bey phaza7 at
Wed May 21 18:35:17 PDT 2003

Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:

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pat bey wrote:
> Can anyone help me solve this problem??
> I have two boxes win xp and FreeBSD 4.6 and a DLink 704P router which has built-in
> nat and dhcp server. Here is a diagram of my setup.
[code] -----------------------------
> | dsl modem |
> -------------------------------
> |
> --------------------------------
> | router |
> -------------------------------
> | |
 --------------------------------| |------------------------------
 | |
       ----------------------  ------------------  -------------------               | |Win XP box |                | FBSD4.6 box |
 ---------------------- ------------------------- [/code]
> I followed the online handbook to setup this box, everything is configured for dhcp.
> Using the GENERIC kernel. I tried pinging & my nic
> which had 0% packet loss. But when I try to ping the router I get a message of route
> to host down. I have Bind running as a caching server . I updated the firmware for
> a unix sys and I can't get out to the world from this box. The windows box have no
> problem getting out to the world. On the router I have ports tcp,udp 20-2999 open
> for both mac address. The router sees both MAC's but the FBSD box can't even access
> the routers web page. I have another nic card should I install it and put the BSD
> box in front of the router. Or can anyone help me solve this problem.

Can you ping

Can you ping the IP of the Win XP machine?

Do you have ICMP packets blocked on the "router"?

Are you pinging IP addys or names? (start with IPs, once that works, then try names)

Can you post the output of 'netstat -rn'?

> :D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:D
> # ifconfig
> sis0: flags=8843 mtu 1500
> inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
> ether 00:12:34:56:78
> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX )
> status: active
> lo0: flags=8049 mtu 16384
> inet netmask 0xff000000
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> # rc.conf
> blanktime="300"
> hostname="phaza"
> ifconfig_sis0="DHCP"
> defaultrouter=""
> named_enable="YES"
> inetd_enable="YES"
> kernel_secure_level_enable="YES"
> kepmap="us.unix"
> keyrate="normal"
> linux_enable="YES"
> and the rest is just set to the default.
> I had Redhat Linux 7.2 installed before and it work with no problem straight
> out of the box. I been working on this for a 2 months with no luck. Can
> anyone help me out. I chose the 4.6 version cause it was all that my local
> comp had as far as BSD that came with a handbook.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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