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Date:      Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:12:45 +0100
From:      Firas Kraiem <>
Cc:, 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 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
> I arrive at figure  Figure 2-27. Set Network Configuration for ed0.  See
> page
> 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 "" the
> required domain ? The installation probes IP numbers like
> 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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You can use DHCP to get the gateway and DNS addresses automatically. 
Typically, both should be set with the IP of your router ( 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.


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