Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Sun, 07 Apr 2002 09:30:27 -0400
From:      Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com>
To:        Kim <kim@linkoping.bonet.se>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Networking
Message-ID:  <3CB049F3.7040708@potentialtech.com>
References:  <000001c1de32$f9462760$0301a8c0@blablasilxhh3h>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
Kim wrote:

>Hi there!
>Im quite new on FreeBSD and have installed FreeBSD 4.5 (X-USER)
>Ive recently tried out NetBSD and was a bit frightend, but thought trie
>FreeBSD first before returning to Linux.
>
>Now i have some questions.
>
>I was looking for some place to configure my network device.
>
>1. In what file should i conf the network?
>

You can configure it from /stand/sysinstall if you like, but if you want
to do it manually (which is good, you learn more that way) you want
to edit /etc/rc.conf.  Look specifically at the network_interfaces= 
parameter
and corresponding ifconfig_xx#= parameters.  The man page for rc.conf
is excellent in its explanation of these (and other) settings.  You can also
use /stand/sysinstal and then look in /etc/rc.conf to see what it added, 
which
is a pretty good way to learn.

>
>2. Where do i find the config for resolving hosts(DNS)??
>

If you just want to point it at a nameserver, /etc/resolv.conf and put 
in your
nameservers like this:
nameserver 65.168.0.12
nameserver 65.168.0.2
If you want to set up a DNS cache, the files are in /etc/namedb, but
explaining how to do that is a bit beyond what I'm willing to type this
morning.  See the docs.

>
>3. How do i make an update to the newer snapshot 5.0 version of
>FreeBSD(my network device not compatible with the    	install
>kernel)??
>

Read the handbook section on cvsup, also read the handbook section on
-STABLE vs. -CURRENT.  If you're not familiar with FreeBSD you
probably don't want a 5.0-CURRENT machine, that's the development
branch.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cutting-edge.html

>
>
>In my first look of the operating system i can only say: I like it.. =)
>Much easier than NetBSD..
>
>Greetings
>
>/Kim, dumb Swede.. =)
>
>
> 
> 
>[Quote: Linus Torvalds - Aug 27, 2000 - linux-kernel mailing list] 
>"And I'm right. I'm always right, but in this case I'm just a bit more 
>right than I usually am." -- Linus Torvalds
>
>
>To Unsubscribe: send mail to majordomo@FreeBSD.org
>with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message
>
>




To Unsubscribe: send mail to majordomo@FreeBSD.org
with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message




Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?3CB049F3.7040708>