I ran into the same problem setting up my m0n0wall box to connect to iiNet
(a local DSL provider) using PPPoE.
From: Hilton Travis [mailto:Hilton at QuarkAV dot com]
Sent: Tuesday, 3 February 2004 9:41 AM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Any know issue with the DNS-forwarder?
On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 19:58, Holger Bauer wrote:
> this weekend I set up a monowall with using dns-forwarder (my other
> monowalls have a seperate DNS-Server). At first sight it seemed, that
> provider assigns them for sure. After placing the two DNS of the
> provider in the general settings table and unchecking the "override"
> option it seemed to work, but sometimes DNS is very slow and some
> adresses are never resolved (for example
> When I setup the DNS on the clients to use the DNS of my provider
> directly everything is working fine.
Funny you should mention this, as I configured two m0n0wall boxen over
the weekend, and noticed the same thing - with a PPPOE provided IP/DNS,
m0n0wall fails to utilize the assigned DNS Server addresses, and you
have to manually enter them on the "General Setup" page.
Hhmmm, reading the General Setup page a bit more closely, it appears
that the PPPOE-provided DNS Servers are not assigned to DHCP clients.
That is sensible, but I think that the issue here is that even though
the m0n0wall IP address is provided to DHCP-assigned clients, the
m0nb0wall itself fails to receive the PPPOE-assigned DNS Servers (or it
fails to act on them properly) resulting in a broken DNS system since
m0n0wall cannot forward DNS requests to your ISP's DNS Servers.
I have not noticed any slowdown, tho. I just enter the provider DNS
Server IPs and it rocks along nicely.
> By the way, what are the minimum hardware requirements? This
> Monowall uses the latest CD-ROM build and consists of a Pentium 133
> MMX, 128 MB SDRAM and 3 PCI NICs, 2 of them bridged. Is 133 MHz too
m0n0wall runs on a Soekris 4501 which is a 486-class CPU running at 133
MHz with 64 MiB SDRAM. I think that your P5/133 would easily handle the
task - unless this is a 10Mbps or faster Internet connection. :)
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