Unable to access certain sites from FreeBSD 6.2 (solved)

alasdair at iprimus.com.au alasdair at iprimus.com.au
Sun Aug 24 13:45:01 UTC 2008

Hi Norberto,

It is solved but quite simply! 
But through no skill of mine. Installed tcpmssd, man page said  to re-configure
the kernel before diversion can be done.
So I added this to the GENERIC config file:
options IPDIVERT

Verbose just for curiosity!!

Compiled as per handbook. Didn't even configure tcpmssd. Just thought I would
check to see if sites opened ok. They did, but don't know why. Would be great
to know. Unless they just shutdown the bodgy router for a Sunday rebuild.
Will post if situation reverts.

Your experience put me on the right track,thanks now happily I can use FreeBSD
as my main OS.


>-- Original Message --
>Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 21:30:18 +1000
>From: Norberto Meijome <freebsd at meijome.net>
>To: alasdair at iprimus.com.au
>Subject: Re: Unable to access certain sites from FreeBSD 6.2
>On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:12:01 +1000
>alasdair at iprimus.com.au wrote:
>> Makes sense to do it the other way round.  If I could indulge your generosity
>> and knowledge, one thing is puzzling me, why do I not have this problem
>> I am running Win XP on the same machine (dual boot with FreeBSD) using
>> the same hardware.
>Hey Alasdair,
>I'm sorry i have to say that i don't know...i don't even know if it IS the
>problem. When we experienced the issue, it was definitely affecting winxp
>workstations, which were behind the fbsd firewall (4.x at the time).
>has it solved the issue?
>{Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome
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