[nycbug-talk] Re:FreeBSD Newbie

Scott Robbins scottro
Thu Aug 19 18:24:00 EDT 2004

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On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 05:54:08PM -0400, michael wrote:
> 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

Ok, I've snipped Michael's excellent questions, just to take it from the
very top--some of these are repetitions of his questions.

Are you on DSL or cable?  I'm guessing that this is a connection from
your cable or DSL modem.

Are all lights on?  Is the cable securely in at both ends.

How did you set this address?  Did you make a choice, based on a guess,
during installation?

Just to check the very basic

ping -c 2 127.0.01
ping -c 2

You should get responses from both of those.
If you type 

route add default 

do you get an error message to the effect that it's already there?
If you type that, and don't get an error message, try 

ping -c 2

If you write down these settings, so you don't lose them, you might then
try (this is assuming that you are using a cable or DSL modem and that
your ISP didn't give you the address for rl0

dhclient rl0

and then, if you get a command prompt back try pinging again.

(Another possibility is that nothing will happen--wait long enough and
you should get an error message)  :)


cat /etc/resolv.conf

- -- 


PGP keyID EB3467D6
( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 D575 EB34 67D6 )
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6

 Buffy: What do you want?
Angel: The same thing you do. 
Buffy: Okay. What do I want? 
Angel: To kill 'em. To kill 'em all. 
Buffy: Sorry, that's incorrect. But, you do get this watch and a 
year's supply of turtle wax. What I want is to be left alone.
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