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Date:      Mon, 19 Feb 2007 15:36:41 +0100
From:      "Benjamin Sobotta" <mayday@gmx.net>
To:        "Manfred Frey" <mwf1@gmx.de>, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Asking for help on first installation
Message-ID:  <20070219143641.191470@gmx.net>
In-Reply-To: <000201c7542c$b9aa04d0$0300a8c0@euro1>
References:  <000201c7542c$b9aa04d0$0300a8c0@euro1>

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> Hi FreeBSD folks,
> 
> I'm a UNIX user for some time but now I'm trying to install my first
> FreeBSD system
> over the internet. I got along with the HW and pre-installation issues
> easily, the disk space
> is allocated, I know what to install. But I can't connect for download.
> I'd like to ask for
> your help.
> 
> On this handbook page
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-media.html
> 
> I arrive at figure  Figure 2-27. Set Network Configuration for ed0.  See
> page
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-post.html
> 
> I don't know what to put in "host", "domain", "IPv4 gateway" and "domain
> server".
> 
> My ISP is German Telekom.
> I'm using a CompuShack gateway/4-port switch
> Connecting to my 3-COMs RJ45 jack
> 
> My computer is 192.168.0.4
> The local gateway is 192.168.0.1
> The subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
> The gateway's internet address changes as it is assigned when connecting.
> 
> Who's host name has to be used ?
> I'm logging into Telekom as xxxxxxxxxxx@t-online.de .  Is "t-online.de"
> the required domain ?
> The installation probes IP numbers like 217.237.151.142 for the name
> server. Is that what's needed ?
> 
> I would very much appreciate your help. I also won't need more help  :-)
> Regards,
> Manfred
> 
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Hi!

Since you're using FreeBSD at home, in a private network you dont need to follow any rules regarding the settings. That means that you're free to pick a hostname of your choice. e.g. "homecomputer". Since you're also not part of any domain you may pick that one also. Like "homenetwork". The gateway is obviously 192.168.0.1. As nameserver you pick whichever German Telekom assigned. 217.237.151.142 is your own IP at the time and clearly not your nameserver. As Telekom customer you could just use 194.25.2.129 for example.
Ok, in the little network interface window you use your local ip and netmask. so ipv4: 192.168.0.4 netmask 255.255.255.0.

HTH,

Benjamin




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