Simple Router on FreeBSD - Which should I use?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Apr 19 12:59:00 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 03:06:51PM -0500, Danny wrote:
> I would like to setup a simple router, for the following:
> Enable a network talk to a 
> network, and obviously vise versa.

Just setup your FreeBSD box with an interface on each network, and put
'gateway_enable="YES"' into /etc/rc.conf  Trivially easy.
> Now the is tentative, so I am also wondering on a network with less 
> then 240 network nodes, if a subnet mask would cause any 
> disadvantages, versus using a subnet mask? 

It hardly makes a difference either way.  Seeing as they're all RFC
1918 network blocks (or should I say RFC 3330 nowadays?) presumably
they're on a private internet and you can do what you like there.



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