Connect to Internet

Remko Lodder remko at
Wed Apr 7 13:31:12 PDT 2004

RazorOnFreeBSD wrote:
> Hello,
> I just setup a freebsd box with the 5.1 release to be a gateway/firewall.
> The installation was smooth and to setup the gateway/firewall with nat a lot of sources are available on Internet.
> Here is my problem, I can't connect to Internet from the Freebsd box.
> I have DSL and my ISP is AT&T, I have a static IP wich means I don't need to run PPP to connect.
> FreeBSD Internet NIC is : 12.103.20.x
> When I type ifconfig my NIC looks fine, up and running :
> rl0 : 12.103.20.x
> For information the freebsd box contains 2 NIC's one for Internet the other for the LAN (
> If I ping myself no problem everything's fine, but I can't ping a web address. I don't know if it is possible under unix but I use to "ping" for example to know if it's well connected. But the best proof is when I try to install samba my freebsd gives a time out reaching the samba server on the web....

Do you have dns servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf?
nameserver <nameserver>
nameserver <nameserver>

arp -n -a , does that mention the router's ip and mac addres?

Try it (:


Kind regards,

Remko Lodder A Dutch community for helping newcomers on the 

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