[nycbug-talk] Re:FreeBSD Newbie

freebsd freebsd
Thu Aug 19 20:49:06 EDT 2004

I got it connected. It seems that when I hit reply the email address is the address of whoever replied to me from the talk at lists.nycbug.org list. Is it the preferred method on this list to just reply to the people that reply to you directly, or is it preferred to reply to the address talk at lists.nycbug.org so that everyone can follow the thread? I know no one needs extra email in thier inbox, but sometimes everyone can benefit from the thread. If there is a moderator here maybe they could answer as I don't want to flood everyone with every response.

Anyway, I got the nic working, I can ping everything by IP or domain name, I can telnet into the machine, but I can't log in as root, is that a security feature of freebsd? Is there a graphic interface to look at all user accounts on the machine and adjust permissions?

Also in the docs I see commands such as route(8), does that mean you have to have a security level of 8 to use the command?


Jerry Mascari

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>
Date:  Thu, 19 Aug 2004 18:24:00 -0400

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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
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>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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