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FreeBSD Droplet Cannot Connect to the Internet

I am running FreeBSD 10.2. I spun the Droplet, accessed it via ssh, and did the following:

1) cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portmaster/ ; sudo make install clean
2) sudo portmaster -a
3) cd /usr/ports/net/svnup ; sudo make install clean
4) sudo svnup release
5) sudo freebsd-update fetch install
6) sudo reboot

Then, it was not responding to pings, and I could not access it via ssh (additionally, it had no ip address.)

Next, support said I needed to run the following due to a DigitalOcean FreeBSD Provisioning Bug (in Single User Mode):

ln -s /etc/rc.digitalocean.d/[dropletNumber].conf /etc/rc.digitalocean.d/droplet.conf

Now vtnet0 has an ip address, but I have no Internet access, as shown by:

ping 8.8.8.8
no route to host

At this point support said to ask the community.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards, Brandon

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my droplet is Ubuntu

Not sure what went wrong with you. This is what I did to set-up my FreeBSD droplet. Please notice it was done for a 10.1:

sudo portsnap fetch update
cd /usr/ports/ports­mgmt/portmaster
sudo make config­recursive install distclean
rehash

Reboot in single user to disable journaling due to a bug in FreeBSD 10.1 with SSD (I suggest you to check if this still apply to 10.2, in fact I’m going to check myself):

sudo nextboot ­-o "-s" -­k kernel
sudo reboot

In single mode:

tunefs -­j disable /
reboot

Now we are back in normal mode and we can finish the installation process:

sudo freebsd­-update fetch install
sudo reboot
cd /usr/ports/net/svnup
sudo make config-­recursive install clean
sudo vim /usr/local/etc/svnup.conf   (select the best mirror based on your droplet's location)
rehash
sudo svnup release
sudo portmaster ­-L
sudo portmaster ­-a
rehash
sudo reboot

Maybe at this point is better to start over with a fresh new droplet.

Anyway, I suggest to use pkg to manage your packages. Building everything may take a very long down time if this is a production machine.

Regards,

Nicholas