Newbie:Home network mail forwarding

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Thu Apr 22 05:51:43 PDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 07:33:51PM -0400, Peter Tokanel wrote:
> Hi,
>  I am new to unix but I have managed to setup a home network using  
> Free BSD. The
> FreeBSD box is a gateway/firewall/router for my Windows XP box and a 
> wireless access
> point. The XP box can access the web just great using the shared connection.
>  My problem is when email is used on the WindowsXP box , no messages can be
> sent out. I can receive email from my ISP's pop-server just fine. I am 
> not sure if I need
> to start some kind of mail daemon or what???? Is it my firewall 
> configuration????
>  I have included some of my setup files, hopefully someone can tell me 

XP <-> gateway <public_ip> <-> internet

It could be your firewall but it could also be you XP configuration.
If you give me the output of 'ipfw sh' then i'll check if I can find
anything that blocks sending mail.


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