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Date:      Sun, 4 May 2003 09:17:01 -0700
From:      Jim Mock <>
To:        "Derrick Ryalls" <>
Subject:   Re: DSL Stability
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c3120e$0c37c710$0200a8c0@bartxp>

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On Sunday, May 4, 2003, at 12:23  AM, Derrick Ryalls wrote:
> 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.
> System/ISP info:
> 4.7-RELEASE-p5
> rc.conf
> ifconfig_sis0="DHCP"
> default_gateway=""

Why are you defining "default_gateway"?  You're using DHCP, it should 
be set automatically.  Also, no such option exists.  It should be 

> natd_program="/sbin/natd"
> natd_enable="YES"
> natd_interface="sis0"
> natd_flags="-f /etc/natd.conf"

This doesn't help much without your firewall rules and natd.conf.

> VerizonDSL in north Seattle

I've got Verizon DSL here in the Portland area and have had no problems 
with it at all.  All I had to do was plug it in, and off it went.

- jim

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