[Freedombox-discuss] Connection Status Debugging

Dennis J Perkins dennisjperkins at comcast.net
Sun Jan 2 18:40:25 GMT 2022

I'm new to FreedomBox too, but I found that some things in System don't 
work as expected if I use the IP address.  Try using freedombox.local 

On 1/2/22 08:45, Marko Dimjašević via Freedombox-discuss wrote:
> Hi FreedomBoxers,
> I've started using FreedomBox 21.16 (on Debian GNU/Linux Bullseye, amd64)
> and I have a problem with a connection status. At home I have an ISP-
> provided router, to which I connected my freedom box via an Ethernet cable
> to get an IP address and in general other services and connectivity. This
> works fine unrelated to FreedomBox.
> However, when in FreedomBox I create a connection using its Ethernet
> interface (and confirm that it will get IP addresses from the DHCP provided
> by the router and that it will resolve domain names via the router), I
> cannot activate this FreedomBox connection. Upon hitting the Activate
> button, I get a green-colored notification that the connection has been
> activated, but its indicator label next to the connection shows it is still
> inactive. Refreshing the https://<freedombox-ip>/plinth/sys/networks/ page
> does not provide a different outcome. The Ethernet interface keeps on
> working just fine and the connection in FreedomBox says the cable is
> connected, but FreedomBox just wouldn't count this connection as active.
> This prevents me from providing services such as Samba because I cannot
> have an active connection (to which I would assign the internal firewall
> zone).
> Do you have any clue what might be going on? How do I debug this?
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