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Date:      Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:08:04 +0100
From:      Guido Demmenie <>
To:        Manfred Frey <>
Subject:   Re: Asking for help on first installation
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In-Reply-To: <000201c7542c$b9aa04d0$0300a8c0@euro1>
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On Feb 19, 2007, at 2:48 PM, Manfred Frey wrote:

> 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
> media.html
> I arrive at figure  Figure 2-27. Set Network Configuration for  
> ed0.  See page
> 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
> The local gateway is
> The subnet mask is
> 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 .  Is "t- 
>" the required domain ?
> The installation probes IP numbers like for the  
> name server. Is that what's needed ?

Probably trying to use DHCP to discover all these settings would be  
the easiest way, for the router/gateway will give you all the needed  


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