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Date:      Thu, 31 May 2001 09:18:24 -0400
From:      Chris Browning <>
To:        Alex Culver <>
Cc:        freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: i'm new at this.....
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/stand/sysinstall is not going to be much help. You need to
edit /etc/rc.conf and set defaultrouter=[upstream_router] to
set your gateway on the firewall. The machines on your LAN
will use the inside interface of the firewall as their

I need a little more information. Is this machine already
connected to the Internet? If so, defaultrouter is already
set; if not, I would work on that side (outside interface)

Alex Culver wrote:
> i've got 2 interfaces in my machine(one for the inside and
> one for the outside)....from the regular /stand/sysinstall
> program, do i need to put a gateway address in the config
> of either of my enet interfaces before i begin to
> configure ipfw(recompile kernel and all that)?


Chris Browning

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