[nycbug-talk] Re:FreeBSD Newbie

michael lists
Thu Aug 19 17:54:08 EDT 2004

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 17:06:56 -0400
"freebsd" <freebsd at slikstik.com> wrote:

> OK, my ifconfig -a looks like this:
>         options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> 
>         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
>         inet6 fe80::20d:61ff:fe80:2beb%rl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 
>         ether 00:0d:61:80:2b:eb 
>         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) 
>         status: active 
> My /etc/rc.conf has some other stuff in it but the lines that are for
> the NIC have as follows:
> hostname="moon.instantlink.com"
> network_interface="rl0"
> ifconfig_rl0="inet netmask"
> defaultrouter=""
> router_enable="NO"
> I don't think I have a default route, when I ping I get "No route to
> host"
> Thanks,
> Jerry

Well, I can ping your router, so that is a start!
->ping -c3 
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=245 time=10.953 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=245 time=9.725 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=245 time=18.140 ms

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 9.725/12.939/18.140/3.711 ms

Let's check the obvious.  What do you get when you ping yourself?  Are
you getting both a connect light and data light on the nic?  Where are
you plugging the wire coming out of your nic?  Do you have another piece
of cat5? Where did you get the IP? Did you make it up or was it given to

Did you set up the nic and network with sysinstall?

Anybody else wanna chime in?


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