No internet connection

Nick Drage nickd at
Thu Sep 9 18:02:42 CEST 2004

On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 10:15:51AM -0400, Jason Opperisano wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 10:04, Giancarlo Boaron wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I'm testing a new iptables script on my server box but
> > after some minuts that this script is running, the
> > clients in my LAN have no access to Internet.
> > I'm using SQUID for proxing and caching.


> i've been batting about zero with my stabs in the dark here
> recently--but here goes...

Heh, nice way of putting it.

> is it possible that you get your external IP via DHCP; and that you're
> blocking the DHCP packets between your firewall and the ISP's DHCP
> server.  so you get an IP, start up your firewall, and at the first
> semaphore period, and either the DHCP server or client decides the
> other is no longer there, and your IP gets released?

Isn't "some minutes" a rather short time for a DHCP lease to expire

That said, I'm not even going to swing for this one until we get some
more information.

mors omnia vincit

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