Behind a router revisited

Eugen eu9gu4 at
Mon Feb 4 16:20:23 PST 2008

I disabled the firewall in /etc/rc.conf.

The message from ping is:

ping: sendto: Network is unreachable

How do I set the metric to 1 at boot? Is there a setting I have to put
in /etc/rc.conf
or somewhere else?

It still baffles me why Linux works on the desktop, Windows works on the laptop
(wireless) and BSD doesn't. This tells me that the settings in the
router are OK.


On Feb 4, 2008 12:06 PM, Mel <fbsd.questions at> wrote:
> On Sunday 03 February 2008 14:47:47 Eugen wrote:
> > The configuration files for FreeBSD are shown below.
> > The output of ifconfig and netstat are also shown for BSD and Linux.
> >
> > What confuses me is the fact that having the same router settings, when I
> > boot in Linux the network is usable, while in BSD it's not: I can't even
> > ping, while the same ping in Linux works.
> What's the error message ping gives?
> Anything firewallish in /etc/rc.conf?
> Settings all look normal to me, except for the metric on the interface. Humor
> me and set it to 1, using:
> ifconfig dc0 metric 1
> --
> Mel

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