Network Reorganization

Today, I finally reorganized my network and put into “production”.
via is running 5.2.1-RELEASE-p3, and it already needed a reboot once, after the following messages appeared on the console, and it stopped routing.

Mar 28 04:55:59 via kernel: arplookup failed: could not allocate llinfo
Mar 28 04:56:00 via kernel: arpresolve: can't allocate llinfo for

According to the arp(4) this happens when the routing table is misconfigured, so hopefully this was a transient failure.

I think everything is now working again, so time to summarize what did not went as planned.

  • The NAT-Portredirection did not work out of the box. I had to open the redirected ports in ipfilter to make ipnat work. I don’t know why this is not required on huckfinn.
  • sendmail and bind on huckfinn didn’t like new default route and had to be restarted.
  • I forgot to add a route from via to the WLAN.
  • I need to add a host route to my outside IP via huckfinn, to access my blog from the LAN. Because the port-redirect does not work from inside.

That’s what my network now looks like:



  • Move the wireless routing to the via, after it has been running stable for a while.
  • Implement a hotstandby solution for via and huckfinn.