Summary: Netra X1 as a router

From: Andreas Höschler <>
Date: Mon May 27 2002 - 17:20:57 EDT

thanks to all that respondend to my problem and special thanks to 
Kamalan Govender who provided the last bit of the puzzle. The problem 
was caused by the second router in the subnet. I had to add 
a dafault route to the DSL-Router on the net router and a route to the 
net router on the DSL-router. Then it worked.



Original message follows:
I am trying to setup a Netra X1 as a router without success so far. On 
the Netra I have the following files:





========       localhost     neptun  loghost

The machine is our gateway to the internet (router, DNS). 
On neptun (the Netra) I do

# nslookup

Non-authoritative answer:

# ping
ping: unknown host

Why does nslookup succeed and ping fails? What could be wrong here?

When I do netstat -rn on the Netra I get

Routing Table: IPv4
   Destination           Gateway           Flags  Ref   Use   Interface
-------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ------ ---------           U        1      1  dmfe0                 U        1      1  dmfe1             U        1      0  dmfe0
default             UG       1      0               UH       2      6  lo0

This seems correct to me although I do not really understand all the 
details yet. I connected a machine with to the second leg of 
the Netra. I can successfully do "ping" but "ping" 
fails. Shouldn't the Netra act as a router now? What am I missing here?

Thanks a lot for any hint!


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