Internet connection sharing

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Mon Feb 16 05:45:22 PST 2004

Lance Earl wrote:

>I am new to FreeBSD. I am evaluating it as a possible replacement for my
>in house desktops and ultimately a replacement for my redhat Internet
>I installed 4.9 without a hitch and decided to go ahead and install 5.2 in
>order to avoid potential upgrade issues mentioned on the BSD wed site.
>I am having problems with internet connection sharing. The computer is
>seeing my network but is not seeing the Internet through my gateway
>computer. I think that I may have incorrectly entered the gateway IP
>during install. I have checked the FAQ and HandBook for the name and
>location of the file that contains the Gateway IP with no success.
>Can you please help me locate this file so I can confirm my settings.
>Lance Earl
>DallyPost, Inc.
Hi, Lance,

You have received some good advice already.  One
further note:  If you have already booted a FBSD box
*without* having proper gateway information in /etc/rc.conf,
simply type (as root):

#route add default

where is the IP of the desired


Kevin Kinsey

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