dead; need help reconnecting

Ryan Coleman editor at
Mon Dec 5 04:39:48 UTC 2011

They probably switched it from NAT to passthru with only 2 IPs.

But that's not your problem to figure out.

What you need to do is what the error is from:
Check the following:
1) Computer (is one computer having an issue or could one computer be the CAUSE of the issue?)
2) Cabling - is there a bad Ethernet cable. Replace any custom cables with prefab. You'd be amazed how many problems come from bad cuts.
3) Networking layer - is there a bad NIC or switch? - you've had this problem before.
4) When you bring the network to one device - can you get online? Can someone ping your public IP address from somewhere else?
5) Is the Telco in the midst of an outage or did hardware fail?

There is more to those 5 items but they are great ones to work from.

9 times out of 10 it's somewhere under #1.

Also I suggest a proper UPS and the apcupsd daemon. I use it for all my UPS's in the field. All 10 of them.

Feel free to install it and connect to
On Dec 4, 2011, at 7:22 PM, Gary Kline wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 08:00:25PM -0600, Ryan Coleman wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 20:00:25 -0600
>> From: Ryan Coleman <editor at>
>> Subject: Re: dead; need help reconnecting
>> To: FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions at>
>> X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1251.1)
>> You need to define Dead, Gary.
>> Your posts lack... proper detail most of the time.
>> On Dec 2, 2011, at 6:26 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
>>> weds morning at 4 was my last log so it was around  then that my telco modem broke.  a few       hours ago a  tech reset     the
>>> router with all 5 ips.  my bsd server is dead/water.  only my wifes pc and daughters nmacbook work.   i have spent hours under desk trying one thing/time.
>>> does anyone have any suuggestions what  to try next?     i have only bsd server;  ubuntu desktop.   standalone firewall.  one hub/switgh.
>>> gary
>>> _______________________________________________
> 	ryan, 
> 	by "dead" i meant that i had 0.0 connection to the net.
> 	long-story-short, it was indeed the telephone company's
> 	modem that blew out.  they were able to get one circuit
> 	working, and they were content with that.  but i was still
> 	dead.  this morning a telco technician [and friend] dropped
> 	by with his tools and after several calls to the office for 
> 	my IP's and other info got me back online.  
> 	I have no idea how their router/modem works; i have no idea 
> 	how they were able to get my wife's PC back, much less my 
> 	entire domain.
> 	(this is further OT, but FWIW, one guy suggested that a
> 	power surge may have broken the modem/router.  30-35 years
> 	ago a =real= modem ran at 1200 baud and was lightening fast.  
> 	obviously, i haven't kept up... .)
> -- 
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