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Date:      Mon, 5 May 2003 09:12:02 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Steve Bertrand <>
To:        Derrick Ryalls <>
Subject:   Re: DSL Stability
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c3120e$0c37c710$0200a8c0@bartxp>
References:  <000001c3120e$0c37c710$0200a8c0@bartxp>

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> I managed to get DSL working with FreeBSD somewhat, but I am having some
> weird connectivity issues.
> At random times, I will lose network connectivity.  The Westell modem
> says there is full connection
> via ethernet and phone, but I am unable to ping their gateway and
> dhclient is unable to obtain a new
> lease.
> The strange part is that if I plug my WinXP box into the modem directly,
> I obtain an ip and can surf.
> If I then plug the BSD box back into the modem, I can once again obtain
> leases and talk to the 'net,
> but about half the time I need to restart natd for the inside network to
> be able to do anything.

What does /var/log/ppp.log say?

When I was on DSL, I had this same drop off issue, and it was attributed
to an LCP problem. I disabled LCP Extensions and the problem went away.
The log may indicate the problem.



> System/ISP info:
> 4.7-RELEASE-p5
> rc.conf
> ifconfig_sis0="DHCP"
> default_gateway=""
> natd_program="/sbin/natd"
> natd_enable="YES"
> natd_interface="sis0"
> natd_flags="-f /etc/natd.conf"
> VerizonDSL in north Seattle
> So, any ideas on how to stabilize my connection?
> -Derrick
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