problems with make world process

Ryan Merrick sandshrimp at
Tue Apr 6 14:21:24 PDT 2004

andy at wrote:
> I am trying to use the make world process and am having a major problem.
> Everything goes well until the last step.
> First I tied upgrading to 4.9 stable by:
> cvsuping RELENG_4
> make buildworld
> make buildkernel
> make installkernel
> reboot (single user)
> mergemaster -p
> make installworld
> mergemaster
> reboot
> When I reboot the network is totally broken, if I try to ping
> my local gateway I get:
> ping: sendto: No route to host
> So, I thought maybe the mergemaster process hosed things up.  I did the
> whole process again and instead of running mergemaster, I rebooted after a
> successful installworld.  Again, same thing the network is broken.
> Then, I thought maybe something is wrong with 4.9, so I repeated the
> exercise again twice going from 5.2.1.Release to 5.2.1.p4.  And still no
> luck.  So, I am obviously missing something big or small (or both).
> The purpose for doing this is to build a firewall by following the
> directions
> at:
> Everything looks ok as far as ifconfig and /etc/rc.conf are concerned.
> What can I  do to troubleshoot the network problem?  Any advice would be
> greatly appreciated.  TIA
> Andy
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I have been in this tough spot a few times. The default firewall rule is 
deny any to any. The default is used when no firewall type is specified 
in #/etc/rc.conf.

To solve without reboot:
#ipfw add 65000 allow ip from any to any

echo 'firewall_type="open"'>> /etc/rc.conf

-Ryan Merrick
sandshrimp at

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