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Re: Comcast/@Home cable modems with OpenBSD/ connected finally

I think I resolved my own problem .............

I changed the line in ipnat.rules from -

>> map dc0  -> dc0/32  portmap  tcp/udp  10000:20000


map dc0 -> "my-comcast-ip-address"/32 portmap tcp/udp 10000:20000

and also pinged the news server and mail server to get their actual IP address, and entered those in the news and e-mail program setup, and all worked fine after that.

I don't know technically what did the trick; I don't see how using numerical IP addresses would have solved the problem (if I could ping it with the host name, and get the IP address, I don't think it would be a DNS problem (?)), but the small change in ipnat.rules doesn't seem that significant either.

If someone can answer the question "why", I'd love to hear it.

Paul Greene

and then all the systems had no problem at all connecting to web access. No firewalling has been enabled yet (that'll be the next step).

All web access to the rest of my home LAN worked great (6 systems total; a mix of Windows, Linux, and Openbsd), and I'm able to retrieve e-mail from my old ISP no problems.

However, I can't get through with any newsgroup access now, at least using Free Agent on the Win2K box. The error message is "you do not have connect permissions in the access file". I suspect the NAT on the OpenBSD box is messing up the newsgroup connection. I did call the @Home tech support; naturally they didn't have a clue as to what to do with it.

Anyone know of a solution?

Paul Greene

At 06:01 PM 8/1/2001 -0400, you wrote:

No problems at all. Works a lot better than my previous Verizon ADSL
hookup. I'm in Wilmington DE, but I setup my sister with the same type
of configs (She lives in Falls Church).

You use dhcp to get an IP lease, but they don't change your IP address.
You just send them your hostname and you get back your IP and DNS info.
Here is my dhclient.conf file (I xx'd out my hostname):

# $OpenBSD: dhclient.conf,v 1.1 1998/09/08 20:26:41 marc Exp $
# DHCP Client Configuration
# See dhclient.conf(5) for possible contents of this file.
initial-interval 1;
send host-name "xxxxxxx.newcas1.de.home.com";
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, routers,
       domain-name, domain-name-servers, host-name;

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Greene" <pgreene_(_at_)_patriot_(_dot_)_net>
To: <misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 4:50 PM
Subject: Comcast/@Home cable modems with OpenBSD

> Hi; > > By chance, anyone on the list using the Comcast/@Home cable modem service > with OpenBSD? > > (Preferably, someone in the Metro DC/Northern Virginia area) > > I'd like to get some feedback/suggestions as to any service issues with > these guys and OpenBSD, any technical glitches encountered (and hopefully > overcome), etc etc. > > Feel free to contact me offline to avoid unnecessary list noise. > > Thanks > > Paul Greene

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