How configure a point to point connection?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Mon Mar 19 11:37:09 UTC 2018

On Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:53:48 +0100
Martin LEUSCH < at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to add a public IP of my hosting provider to a FreeBSD VM. To do 
> this I have to reach a remote gateway with a point to point connection 
> but I didn't how how to do that on FreeBSD. Under Debian GNU/Linux, I 
> just have to add the gateway to the "pointopoint" parameters in 
> /etc/network/interfaces:
> iface eth0 inet static
>    address my.public.ip
>    netmask
>    pointopoint
>    gateway
> I tried the following commands:
> ifconfig vtnet0 inet my.public.ip netmask
> route add default
> When I tried to add the default route, I get "Network is unreachable".

	Try losing the netmask which puts only a single
address on the segment making the default route unreachable.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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