Win200 gateway blocking FBSD html?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Wed Feb 18 22:36:32 PST 2004

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 11:46:57 +0800
Robert Storey <y2kbug at> wrote:

> I'm trying to set up a FreeBSD client machine for a school. They have
> never used FBSD or even Linux, they are 100% Windows. They are
> interested in letting their students gain experience with non-Windows
> software. So I need to prove to them that FBSD can work, but I've run
> into a major obstacle.
> The client machines are connected to a switch, which is connected to a
> Windows 2000 gateway machine to access the Internet. I set up a FBSD
> client, and using dhcp it can find the network. I can ping the gateway
> machine, and even ping the local ISP. I can also use gftp to access
> some anonymous ftp sites (such as though performance
> seems slow.
> The problem - I cannot access any web sites with http. Doesn't matter
> if I use Konqueror, Mozilla or Lynx. Yet, all the Windows machines on
> this network can browse the web (using Internet Explorer) without
> difficulty.

Are the IE's on win machine using a proxy on the 2000 gateway ?

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