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 From:  fisch <fisch at conne dash island dot de>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] strange m0n0 issue
 Date:  Tue, 01 Nov 2005 22:38:13 +0100
Am Dienstag, den 01.11.2005, 16:27 -0500 schrieb Phil Christensen:
> On Nov 1, 2005, at 4:16 PM, fisch wrote:
> 
> > Am Dienstag, den 01.11.2005, 16:10 -0500 schrieb Phil Christensen:
> >
> >> Hi Folks,
> >>
> >> I've started configuring a Soekris net4501 box with m0n0wall, and i'm
> >> running into a strange issue. I've been unable to ping the WAN
> >> interface of the device, so I followed the troubleshooting flowchart
> >> in the docs. In the process of double-checking the WAN IP, I noticed
> >> that it was missing from the status screen, despite being set
> >> statically:
> >>
> >> WAN interface
> >> Status                 up
> >> MAC address            xx:xx:24:c4:ea:ad
> >> Gateway                xx.x.170.161
> >> Media                  100baseTX <full-duplex>
> >>
> >
> > are your sure that you have the correct network cable? I assume you  
> > have
> > to use a cross-link-cable, because the WAN interface at a soekris is a
> > network card not a switch port.
> 
> Well, I wasn't using one because it's plugged into a switch that has  
> an auto-uplink port. Just in case, though, I used a crossover cable  
> and tried a simpler setup, but the same problems occur. Incidentally,  
> the "Media" line above that I sent originally was incorrect (saying  
> 'none'), so I've changed it here.
> 
> The thing that confuses me is why the IP/netmask do not appear when I  
> select the correct CIDR netmask, but do appear when I select an  
> alternate netmask.

Do you use a private subnet on WAN?

> Thanks,
> -phil
> 
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