I strongly suspect that my question is a result of my failure to
understand routing and networks, and is not specific to m0n0. However, I
will ask here (and as an excuse, I'll put a little m0n0 question in at the
I have m0n0wall successfully installed on a Soekris net4501.
Installation was easier than I'd anticipated (the problems were finding a
null modem serial cable, and one very stubborn screw to open the net4501).
For the moment, I am trying to do something very simple with it. It's on
a small private network which connects to the world via a DSL modem
(static IP). For starters I want simple NAT functions and DHCP services.
At this point, I'm just trying to replace my Linksys BEFSR41.
The problem appears that from my LAN and from the m0n0 itself, I can reach
(a) my gateway provided by my ISP. (b) my ISP's nameservers, and other
things that are on that router's local net. But I can't get passed my
ISP's external router.
I do not have these problems when using the Linksys. If there is some
basic tutorial I should read please point me towards it.
BTW: If traceroute had been available along with ping as a diagnostic
tool, I would have gotten to this point a bit sooner. So, that is one
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