natd or firewall problem?

Cristian Salan cristian.salan at
Sat Feb 5 04:50:55 PST 2005

> > Hello dear list,
> >
> > I have one FreeBSD router in front of the internal network. Now I've
> > installed another FreeBSD box which must be the www sever.
> > I've managed to redirect the port 80 at the router and the web server
> > is visible to the outside world. But the problem is now at the other
> > internal workstations which are unable to browse the web server.
> >
> > Please enlighten me,
> > Cristian Salan

On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 12:42:13 +0100 (CET), Gelsema, Patrick
<gelsema at> wrote:
> Hi,
> IN order to enlighten you we need some more information. Sounds to me you
> could be having issues with internal/external DNS and ip-addresses. In
> other words, you are querying your www server from a dns and is getting
> the Internet ip back instead of the lan ip. Can you connect to your www
> server with ip?

I can only connect using the internal ip address. Otherwise, yes, when
querying for the name I get the external IP address. There is no DNS
server on this lan. Is this the problem?

Cristian Salan

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