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Date:      Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:12:45 +0100
From:      Firas Kraiem <fkraiem@enib.fr>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org, Manfred Frey <mwf1@gmx.de>
Subject:   Re: Asking for help on first installation
Message-ID:  <200702200112.46285.fkraiem@enib.fr>
In-Reply-To: <000201c7542c$b9aa04d0$0300a8c0@euro1>
References:  <000201c7542c$b9aa04d0$0300a8c0@euro1>

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On Monday 19 February 2007 14:48, 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
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-media.htm
>l
>
> 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

You can use DHCP to get the gateway and DNS addresses automatically. 
Typically, both should be set with the IP of your router (192.168.0.1). For 
the hostname and domain name, you don't need to put something in particulat - 
you would know it if you did - so you can make something up.

Firas.




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