SMP and networking under FreeBSD 5.3

Joe josepha48 at
Wed Jun 15 05:14:35 GMT 2005

Hey thanks, 

   it seems that ipfw complains during boot with a message:

hostname ``or'' unknown

   which I have no idea where that is coming from yet, but will

   Then natd doesn't get started.  

   If I run /etc/rc.d/ipfw start then the router is up and natd
gets started.    

   For now, I'll probably just add it to rc at the end.  I think
it has something to do with the order things get run.  

   My firewall script is for a dhcp interface.  Since I don't
know the IP, I use ifconfig dc0 | grep -v inet6 | grep inet |
awk ... to get the IP address for some of the rules.  I'm
wondering if this is failing and causing the message above.

   Is there a 'recommended' way to create a rule for ipfw on a
dhcp interface  using its IP address?  


--- Jarrod Martin <jmartin37 at> wrote:

> Joe wrote:
> >Okay, I've figure it out.  
> >
> >natd is not starting via rc.conf, or if it is, it dies.  I
> can
> >start it manually, and it works okay.
> >
> >Also it seems that for some reason some of my ipfw rules
> don't
> >get set, so I have to rerun ipfw also to make things work.  
> >
> >I'll just hack the rc scripts to get this machine up.
> >
> >Joe
> >
> >--- Dmitry Mityugov <dmitry.mityugov at> wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> rc_debug="YES" in rc.conf, then run 'dmesg -a | grep natd' and
> see if 
> anything pops up.  This should tell you everything that's goin
> on with 
> natd at boot.

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