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How does one set the IP address or their system?  

(I am really new to Unix -- FreeBSD 2.2.7 is my flavor.  I am trying to strike a blow to the Empire (Bill G. that is), but am off to a slow start.)
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by:tgreaser
ID: 1582506
is your machine going to pick up an IP through dhcp or is it going to be hard coded into your box.?
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by:gatkinso
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It is going to get the ip through DHCP.  However, I have been assigned a static IP address by the ISP.  I have gotten as far as running ifconfig, but it keeps saying "interface 24.3.21.20 at ed0 is not defined" or something similar.

Geoffrey
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by:ydsh
ID: 1582508
Maybe first you should use the command "netstat" to
check the name of your network interface card,
the use the command "ifconfig" to set your IP address
on your system.

good luck

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by:gatkinso
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Thanks --- the guru's at work also explained about the /etc/hosts file -- as well as told me about what books to buy.
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tfabian earned 50 total points
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something doesn't compute..

if you've got a static IP address, why are you concerned about getting an IP address via DHCP??  you don't need to do so..

I do however agree that whatever address you end up using, you should create an entry for it in /etc/hosts

a source of help information that may be useful to you are the "man" pages.. they'll explain how to do most things with examples..

as for book recommendations, see url

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/external-search/002-4227457-0365205?keyword=+freebsd&tag=teddyfabian

for FreeBSD reference books..

and url
 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/external-search/002-4227457-0365205?keyword=+unix&tag=teddyfabian


for general unix reference books..


good luck
 


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by:gatkinso
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Thanks
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