[nycbug-talk] Re:FreeBSD Newbie

freebsd freebsd
Thu Aug 19 17:58:34 EDT 2004

OK, I seem to have it working (thanks to whoever told me to try sysinstall) I went in there and changed the IP address from to (I have several class c's assigned to my network from my isp) I am guessing that I could have changed the netmask also to get the router and the IP address into the same subnet and that might have fixed it also, I will test that now.

I think my biggest problem is that I got so darn spoiled since win98 came out that I lost a little bit of my common sense :). The only thing that kept me a little sharp has been dealing with cisco routers occasionaly. Once that sysinstall menu popped up it was clear sailing.

Thanks for the help on that step anyway. 

I was told that "FreeBSD is secure out of the box" is that pretty true? Are there any major service I should turn off or on now that its "hot"



---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: michael <lists at genoverly.net>
Date:  Thu, 19 Aug 2004 17:54:08 -0400

>On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 17:06:56 -0400
>"freebsd" <freebsd at slikstik.com> wrote:
>> OK, my ifconfig -a looks like this:
>> rl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 
>>         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?
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