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Date:      Thu, 6 Aug 1998 11:40:37 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu>
To:        Stefan Finch <s.finch@river2.demon.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Download Troubles !!!
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.00.9808061139260.28098-100000@resnet.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <000301bd3276$9ce190c0$8ab2e4d4@s.finch>

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On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Stefan Finch wrote:

>     I'm trying to download v2.2.7, but can't seem to establish a ftp
> connection. The floppy boots fine, run through the installation
> options (details below), and am presented with an 'undefined error 0 -
> can't open ftp.xxxxx'

How are you connected to the network?  Ethernet card?  PPP dislup
connection?

> I have tried going through the primary URL, and also specified my local mirror -
> /ftp.uk.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/2.2.7-RELEASE

Try just

ftp.uk.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/

The installer will pick up the version id.

> I just can't make the connection.
> 
> My ISP is Demon Internet (UK), and these are the details....
> 
> my computer -static IP (host)  = river2.demon.co.uk
>                                             = 212.228.178.138 
> => domain = demon.co.uk
> 
> Destination/Gateway = 158.152.1.222 (as supplied by Demon)
> DNS (primary) = 158.152.1.43

Use this as the name server.

> I'm not too sure what to use for DNS/Name Server, and have left these
> and iponfig options blank.  Is this correct ???

Yes, leave the ifconfig options blank, but not the DNS/Nameserver field.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major


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