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Re: Totally confused by Install Network Settings
2008/6/18 Bryan Pierce <bdpierce3%bdpierce.com@localhost>:
> 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,
> 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 ;-)
> 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:
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!!!
> Bryan Pierce
Rodney Dangerfield - "I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't
want to interrupt her."
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