Networking Questions

Rob G admin at
Mon Apr 12 04:32:46 PDT 2004

Thanks Bob,

This worked out perfectly.  All I did was add the second nic.  COnfigured it
for the First IP in my block and added the Enable Gateway and boom I was off
and surfing :)

Rob G
admin at
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Johnson" <bob89 at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Cc: "Rob G" <admin at>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: Networking Questions

> On Saturday 10 April 2004 01:54 pm, Rob G <"Rob G"
> <admin at>> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I am new to the list, but I have tried researching the archives and
> > couldn't find exactly what I am looking for and would like your
> > opinion on how to do this:
> >
> > I have a 4Meg DSL connection with Multiple Static IPs.
> >
> > 69.63.33.### is my main IP that my router or System that does
> > authentication will always get.
> >
> > 209.213.231.###/29 is my block of 8 other IP's that route to my main
> > IP.
> >
> If your ISP is already routing these numbers to your main IP, then it
> should be easy.
> > Right now I have my fsb box running mail/web and other services and I
> > would like it to do the routing for my internal network of 4 or so
> > computers.  I have a Hub that I can plug these other systems in to so
> > that is not a problem.
> >
> I believe all you need to do is set gateway_enable="YES" in rc.conf (and
> reboot -- I don't know the manual way to accomplish that).  I think
> your box will automatically figure out which IP numbers are on which
> interface, and forward appropriately.  If not, you will need to set up
> a static route to tell it which interface the 209.../29 subnet is on,
> since it won't use the default gateway to the Internet.  Manually, you
> use the route(8) command to do this.  I think you can automate it with
> the static_routes="" entry in rc.conf, but I don't know the syntax.
> > What would be the best way to use my block of statics and have them
> > Route properly through my BSD box.  I would like to stay away from
> > NAT as I know it right now, broadband router, as it causes havoc with
> > my filesharing programs and would like to have my other systems
> > pretty much open to the internet and then start locking them down as
> > need be once I get them seeing the outside world and the outside
> > world seeing them.
> You shouldn't need to run a real router daemon for this simple
> situation, so you don't need to mess with router_enable in rc.conf.
> Now that I've typed all this, it occurs to me that the better answer is
> for you to read the appropriate section of the FreeBSD Handbook:
> >
> > Regards,
> > Rob G
> > admin at
> Good luck.
> - Bob

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