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Date:      Sat, 16 Oct 1999 11:50:50 -0400
From:      "Ken Kyler" <>
To:        <freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Installing and using ADSL
Message-ID:  <000001bf17ee$385e4260$4d0fc897@kylernet>

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I'm new to both Unix and FreeBSD.  I have an old Dell Pentium 200 w/ 96M RAM
that I want to setup as a FreeBSD box.  I have two other computers that I
want to connect to the Internet by going through the FreeBSD box.  One runs
Windoz NT (my development box) and the other runs Windoz 98 (my test and
trash box)

The FreeBSD box has 2 NICs.  One NIC will connect to my ADSL line and the
other to my local hub.

I want to use the FreeBSD box as a firewall to protect my home network.  I
also want to install Apache, mySQL, PHP, and JApache on it to do local

I've been reading the FAQs, FreeBSDDiary and any other source of information
and haven't been able to solve my problems.

Questions and Problems:

I started out by just trying to install FreeBSD without doing anything else.
I managed to get it to install and boot okay.  However I have several
initial questions and a problem.  I'm sure I'll have more after I get past
the following.

Q1: Is it necessary to give my local/home network a domain name or should I
leave the domain name blank when configuring the NICs?

Q2: Should both NICs have the same host name?

Q3: How should the NIC connected to the local network be configured?  I am
planning on using IP

P1: I can ping my ISP's gateway but I can't ping beyond that.  It returns a
message stating it can't resolve the domain.


Ken Kyler

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