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Re: Totally confused by Install Network Settings

2008/6/18 Bryan Pierce <>:
> Hello Eveyone!
> It's nice to be part of the group! :-)


> I've been going at this for what seems like hours and I'm just totally lost.
> I've set up routers, and can find it's IP address and subnet-mask, but I'm
> not sure
> I'm entering them in the right spot.
> Well, to make this simple...let me list the questions and I'll give an
> example of what I think it means....
> Your DNS domain:
>       Wow! a light just went on! is this "www"?
> Your Host Name:
>       My moment of clarity vanished :-P
>       Since I'm not running a server, I don't really have a host name,
> right?
>       And I think it's OK to leave these last to blank, right?
> Your IPv4 number:
>       OK, I think this is where I'm supposed to let the installer know I
> have DHCP
>       Glancing through the documentation this was one of the first
> questions, but the DHCP
>              question doesn't come up in the NetBSD/macppc 4.0 install
>       So, since this changes - I would have to leave it blank
>       The alternative would be to turn DHCP off, but I don't know how to
> assign IP addresses
>               manually with my router, much less determine the IP address of
> a NetBSD system
>              that isn't even runnning yet ;-)
> Net-Mask:
>       OK, I know this one!!!
> IPv4 gateway:
>       I think I know this one, but I could be wrong
>       I believe this question wants my wireless routers IP            (But
> from what I understand - the internet doesn't see my router's IP
>              but my cable internet's "gateway's" IP address )

OK, just a brief summary.

Put your hostname in /etc/myname.

Put your router IP address in /etc/mygate.

If your network interface is, say, xyz0, create /etc/ifconfig.xyz0
with the contents:

!dhclient xyz0

Make sure /etc/nsswitch.conf has 'files dns' for hosts.

Your resolv.conf will be created by dhclient.

That's about it.

> IPv4 Name Server:
>       Another Epiphany!! Could the answer to this be "yes"!?
>       Alternatively - I know what a DNS name server is. That couldn't be
> right though?!
>       (again, if there asking for my router's IP.... (i.e. DHCP server) ...I
> am so confused!!)
> IPv6 autoconfigure:
>      (I wish I had left this one alone, because it gave me a list of 3
> protocol typing looking
>              selections, and I picked one, but I can't get back to try to
> change it)

Leave this away for a while.

> That doesn't seem so bad...I half-way know half of the answers. But I knew I
> was getting
> to the point that it was going to be up for another 12-hours wasting time
> google searching
> for answers that I really didn't expect to find.
> Any help would be very, very, much appreciated!!!
> Thanks!!!
> Sincerely,
> Bryan Pierce

Rodney Dangerfield  - "I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't
want to interrupt her."

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