[nycbug-talk] Problem with Hostnames

Scott Robbins scottro
Sat Apr 24 22:13:29 EDT 2004

On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:02:45PM -0400, Tilly wrote:
> Hello,
> I am new to bsd and i am usign bsd. I have manually setup my internet in the
> rc.conf as:
> hostname="bsdBOX.bsd.serversunited.com"
> ifconfig_dc0="inet netmask"
> and i am having problems looking up hostnames. This is what is in my
> resolv.conf
> domain darkorb.net
> search darkorb.net
> nameserver
> nameserver
> nameserver

Just the two obvious questions to make sure we're not overlooking
something silly.  Not that I (cough cough) have ever done something like
this but err, uh, it happened to a friend.  :)

Question one--you can ping anything by IP address?  Such as yahoo?


Question 2--the default gateway?  For instance, my /etc/rc.conf has


(Although if you're able to ping yahoo.com by IP address, the gateway isn't
the issue.)

HTH but I doubt it will--still, never hurts to check the obvious.  

If you do have to add the gateway, the syntax is slightly different than
linux.   It's just

route add default  (Assuming that was your gateway address)


Scott Robbins

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