Subject: Re: IP/NAT questions
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Tim McNamara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/15/2001 19:21:20
Thanks for the help, everyone. I need to do some trouble shooting
and have some more low-end-of-the-learning-curve questions.
I can't ping the NetBSD box from within the LAN, which tells me I've
munged up the configuration somehow. My guess is that I've failed to
configure the LAN side of the interface with the "inside" IP address
so that the other computers can find it. I have configured the other
computers manually to use the NetBSD box as the gateway in OT .
Erik's note indicated:
>Unless you have the dhcp client enabled in rc.conf, your IP address
>under NetBSD is assigned via /etc/ifconfig.sn0 or /etc/ifconfig.ae0
What's the proper syntax for this? My ifconfig.sn0 currently reads:
inet sugaree netmask 255.255.255.0
I didn't see this directly addressed on Bob's site.
Should I create an /etc/sysctl.conf file (this was mentioned on
OpenBSD's site about setting up rdr, but sysctl is in /usr/sbin on
NetBSD; if I need a *.conf file would it go in /usr/sbin)? Do I need
to enable forwarding with "net.inet.ip.forwarding=1" in sysctl.conf
(as per the OpenBSD site)? Bob N's setup Web page mentions doing a
"/usr/sbin/sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.rfc1323=0" - is that necessary?
Thanks so very much for all the help. It's truly amazing what NetBSD
can do (in the nads of someone who has a clue about what they're
Obviously I need some reference materials about system
administration. There's a logic to this system that sort of escapes
me, since I'm used to a decade and a half of Macs which offer minimal
configuration options. What would you recommend as being the closest
to NetBSD (since there aren't any books specifically on that, yet).