OpenBSD Journal

A few notes about my ADSL connected OpenBSD server

Contributed by jose on from the broadband dept.

Richard Kelsall writes:
"As a new OpenBSD user I have just completed setting up an ADSL connected server to provide web and email access and have made a few notes here that may be useful to others contemplating a similar installation."
Some useful tips. I love my OpenBSD/PF firewall on my cable modem, and my OpenBSD laptops and server behind it. :)

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  1. By RC () on

    I have one single complaint about using OpenBSD as my router with my cable-modem.

    The problem is, quite often my cablemodem will lose it's signal... meaning that the connection will essentially be down. So, what does my OpenBSD box do? After a while, it will stop trying to send traffic through the default gateway (as if there is any alternative). So, I have to manually do:

    # route flush
    # route add default (IP Address)

    Needless to say, I really don't think that OpenBSD should stop attempting to use the default gateway, unless it has some other path to the destination.

    Any comments on this?

  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I love that analogy, over on this side of the Ocean we refer to them as suspenders, braces are for teeth or bad knees.

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    What a waste. If he had been bridging ip via pf and did something half way intereting, I would understand. Hey, 3 years ago I used OpenBSD as my firewall with an ADSL connection. Woo hoo! I should spew out some less than informative bs about it. I'm going back to slashdot now and reading the review of Kip Irvine's 4th edition...

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Some network adapters ( especially rl ) have a bad habit to set network media to persistent "none" from "autoselect" when cable is pulled out...

    you can put "dhcp media 10baseT" in your /etc/hostname.adapter...

  5. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Doesn't it still come with OBSD?


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