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Date:      Thu, 22 Dec 2005 00:01:49 -0500 (EST)
From:      Chris Hill <>
To:        Chris Saunders <>
Subject:   Re: Connecting to internet.
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In-Reply-To: <001701c606b2$0a8b8960$5456d518@homeaqk797bphw>
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On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Chris Saunders wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Ruben (and others).  I did see these sections 
> when having a cursory look at the docs but was hoping for something 
> simpler.  On some older versions of Linux that I have installed there 
> was a program called adsl-setup that I used to get connected.

Sounds like you're on a DSL line. The proper way to connect depends on 
what what your ISP is set up for. Mine uses a straight ethernet-to-ATM 
bridge, so I just ifconfig and I'm off. I hear a lot of ISPs use PPP 
over ethernet, and other stuff as well. Best would be to find out what 
your ISP uses. If it's PPP over ethernet, search the web site (and/or 
archives) for that phrase, or for PPPoE.

> I thought FreeBSD would have something similar and I was just not 
> finding it.

Not quite so automated here. There is dhclient, the DHCP client, which 
allows your machine to get a dynamic IP from your ISP. I've never used 
it but I know it exists.


Chris Hill     
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