Unable to access certain sites from FreeBSD 6.2

alasdair at iprimus.com.au alasdair at iprimus.com.au
Thu Aug 21 00:10:23 UTC 2008

G'day Norberto,

Thanks for your reply.

How do I "run an ipfw divert rule to
>net/tcpmssd process " ? Where do I set this rule?

My technical level is probably best described as better than the average
computer user, but well below any competency you would expect for a networking



>-- Original Message --
>Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:51:56 +1000
>From: Norberto Meijome <freebsd at meijome.net>
>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Unable to access certain sites from FreeBSD 6.2
>On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 11:55:45 +1000
>alasdair at iprimus.com.au wrote:
>> Hi, I am having a problem accessing some sites from Freebsd 6.2 in either
>> firefox or Opera. I looked around for some advice on this on the net,
>> some pages mentioning this as a problem when Freebsd was running on the
>> acting as the gateway  and the machines trying to access the sites were
>> or Mac. But my case is this
>> my set up:   Laptop(FreeBSD 6.2) -> netgearFVS318 router-> ADSL modem
>> up as  bridge)
>gday :)
>i'm on FBSD7, ipfw local firewall , dlink router, iinet, Sydney - no problems
>getting to commbank.
>We used to have similar issues when running a 6.x gateway behind a SHDSL
>The issue was the MSS was too high - i had to run an ipfw divert rule to
>net/tcpmssd process to fix this. It was affecting mainly traffic coming
>IIS hosts (no idea why :P ).
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