Static IP issue.

Edmund Craske edmund at
Sat Sep 28 18:42:58 BST 2002

Isn't the netmask supposed to be 4 bytes (ie 0xffff0000)?
-----Original Message-----
From: freebsd-users-admin at
[mailto:freebsd-users-admin at] On Behalf Of Abdul Salam K
Sent: 28 September 2002 15:24
To: freebsd-users at
Subject: Static IP issue.


I have installed and configured freeBSD without much of a hassle. After
installation I issued a static IP address on the system. I added the
follwing line in "rc.conf" 

ifconfig_rl0="inet netmask 0xffff00"

and commented the line below.


I am able to ping the ip address internally. But, I can't get to the
system from outside the firewall (Which is a seperate machine). This ip
address is mapped to on firewall. I am able to ping this
IP from outside machine (ping Since apache server is
running on the server you should be getting this by clicking this link (Port 80 is opened in the firewall). But, this
doesn't seems to be working. Is there anything more I have to set-up. Do
I need to specify our dns server IP anywhere. if yes, where should I
enter it.

Thanks in advance.

-Abdul Salam

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