> Something is really weird here.
> After I did a factory reset, I was immediately able to ping every device
> in the DMZ. However after I added my first rule to the DMZ interface
> which was "allow TCP from DMZ from * port to NOT LAN to destination port
> 80" so that I could try out surfing on the DMZ, all of a sudden, I could
> no longer ping the DMZ from the LAN. So I took the rule back out and I
> still can't ping the DMZ. Something appears broke somewhere. I haven't
> added any other rules on the than the one above and it broke on that one.
> I took it out and it is still broke...
> This is really strange. It is almost like when I add a rule to the DMZ,
> it appears to be break the routing tables for some reason. But even after
> I take it out again, it still appears broken.
> I am at a loss.
UPDATE! Well I decided I would try swapping interfaces around in the back
of the m0n0 box to see if that did anything. Whatdoyouknow... It worked
like a charm. I simply swapped the WAN and LAN cables around on the m0n0
box's NICs and then reset back to factory. Everything works perfectly now.
I have no idea why that would cause a problem. Two of the NICs are exactly
the same kind while the other one is a different brand. Perhaps that was
causing a problem. Whatever it is, it is solved. I can ping and talk to
anything in the DMZ. I guess this is good information to know incase this
should happen to someone in the future.
Thank you so much for everyone's help. You guys are a great wealth of
knowledge! I'll will be hanging around this list for a while.