FreeBSD gateway sharing Telewest cable modem - anyone?

David Richards DavidR at
Sun Oct 7 13:11:19 BST 2001

When the bt guy came to install adsl for me. I went with easynet. They
didn't touch my machine. They just installed the router to the wall, tested
it and got me to sign  some paper work and then left.
 I then went through a howto about pppoe on defcon web site and was up
running within 10 mins


		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Andrew McKay [mailto:birminghamweb at]
		Sent:	07 October 2001 11:57
		To:	Mark Hughes
		Cc:	freebsd-users at
		Subject:	Re: FreeBSD gateway sharing Telewest cable
modem - anyone?

		On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Mark Hughes wrote:

		MH> Few questions - has anyone used a freebsd box connected
to the BlueYonder
		MH> cable modem service? Anything I should know about
getting it set up or is
		MH> it just a case of plug it in and it works?

		I have the same question.  I finally tired of BT Internet's
		attitude to technical support (upgrade to broadband or shut
up) so I've
		signed up for BlueYonder.  I already have a gateway serving
dial-up for
		the house and when the BlueYonder man cometh I shall allow
him to install
		it on one of the windows boxes and then move it myself.

		So what do I need to change, config-wise, to tell the
firewall that it has
		a nice internet connection on its second ethernet card and
it doesn't want
		to be trying to use the modem I just removed from its com
port?  I'm
		guessing that the modem itself 'just works' (because modems
do, generally)
		but it's how to tell FreeBSD that I have one that is my
current concern
		(or rather it will be in about 4 weeks when they finally
come to install.
		*sigh* - seems I'm not the only one to have decided to get

		Any help would be appreciated,


		Andrew McKay <birminghamweb at>

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