network configuration problem

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at
Tue Apr 8 18:26:56 UTC 2008

Johannes-Maria Kaltenbach wrote:
> Hello,
> many thanks for your help.
> The problem was already solved with the first answer I read
> by Steve Bertrand,

Derek does have an important point.

If you ever need to add any other workstations to the network, you will 
want to ensure that the IP you added to FreeBSD manually does not fall 
within the DHCP scope of the gateway.

For instance, if you plug a Windows PC into the gateway, it will by 
default request an address via DHCP. If the gateway provides the Windows 
PC the same address as FreeBSD, you will have communication problems.



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