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Date:      Wed, 23 Feb 2000 20:03:29 -0500
From:      "Bob Stump" <bob@stumpweb.com>
To:        <johnmpurser@home.com>
Cc:        <chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Newbie thanking the helpful.  Reports incomplete instructions and stupid manual!
Message-ID:  <001b01bf7e62$f64e88e0$01fba8c0@bob-pc>
In-Reply-To: <000101bf7d9a$42b29a60$40390918@vncvr1.wa.home.com>

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John,

How about giving us a step-by-step of the right way to do it?

I've been trying to do what you've just done
and I'm still having trouble too!

I missed all the responses that helped you out.


Thanks,
Bob
>-----Original Message-----
>It works!  I finally got my FreeBSD box hooked up to the
>internet via @home
>and the rest of my network (okay, two other machines) can use it as a
>gateway!
>
>Thanks to all those worthy soldiers who hurled their
>knowledge, experience,
>and patience at the sturdy walls of my ignorance.  My reach
>now exceeds my
>grasp as I don't understand all the implications of WHAT
>I've done but I
>know HOW I did it!  Many books are on the way from Amazon
>and they should
>correct this imbalance.
>
>>From my vantage point of experienced internet hacker (I've
>run ping AND
>whois!) I can now report with certainty that all of the
>instructions were
>incomplete and the so called manual "The Complete FreeBSD"
>is seriously
>flawed.
>
>Not once in all the web pages, archived letters, and helpful
>e-mails was I
>instructed to check my spelling when editing /etc/rc.conf!
>This major
>oversight cost me many frustrating days!  And the manual
>just ASSUMES that I
>know which NIC is fxp0 and which one is fxp1!  Stupid Manual!
>
>Well let bygones be bygones!  I'm sure now that I've pointed
>out these
>errors a crack team is at work to correct them.  Enough said!
>
>Now, who wants to help me set up my e-mail?
>
>Thanks again,
>
>John Purser
>
>P.S. If you reply please replay just to chat.  I only posted
>to questions
>because that's were the people who helped heard my cries!



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