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Date:      Wed, 16 May 2012 16:08:37 -0400
From:      David Banning <>
Subject:   problems with networking and route command
Message-ID:  <>

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I am having a problem getting users who get their dhcp from my
system to be able to connect to the internet.  On one network interface
my server can connect to the internet no problem - that's device vr0.

On another, rl0 - I have a connection to the local network - no problem
connecting to local machines from the server.  The problem is that
the local machines cannot access the internet through the FreeBSD

Here is the output of ifconfig;

fwe0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        ether 02:11:d8:b3:0e:43
        ch 1 dma -1
        inet netmask 0xfffffff0 broadcast
        inet6 fe80::16d6:4dff:fe47:88ae%vr0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2 
        ether 14:d6:4d:47:88:ae
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
        status: active
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        inet6 fe80::211:95ff:fe66:7162%rl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3 
        ether 00:11:95:66:71:62
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
        status: active
lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 
        inet netmask 0xff000000 
ppp0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
sl0: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 552
faith0: flags=8002<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

And here is the ipv4 part output of netstat -nr

# netstat -nr
Routing tables

Destination        Gateway            Flags    Refs      Use  Netif Expire
default         UGSc        8     2365    vr0    link#2             UC          1        0    vr0       00:0c:42:07:26:35  UHLW        9        0    vr0   1187          UH          7    61626    lo0
192.168.1          link#3             UC          4        0    rl0       link#3             UHLW        2     2032    rl0       00:1b:78:e6:c3:cc  UHLW        0       31    rl0   1189      00:07:e9:b9:50:98  UHLW        4    12526    rl0   1193      ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff  UHLWb       3      330    rl0

It is machines that connect and receive via DHCP and above that
can't connect to the internet though the server.  I don't know a whole
lot about route - I have been attempting a variation of route commands
without success.

If anyone by looking at my information can suggest a route command, or 
suggest a way to dig for more information on this it would be greatly 

lot about this

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