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*I am fairly new to unix and FreeBSD

I previosly did a minimal installation of FreeBSD 6 in order to test some C++ programs before going to work on the real server. Tommorow I will need to install Samba on the server at work. What I wanted to do was set up FreeBSD at home to almost mirror the installation at work. I didn't configure or install anything at work so I don't know how to do much.

I need to be able to have internet access (I cannot ping)
I need to install lynx.
I need to install apache.

and any other things required to get lynx apache lynx and samba to work

I need to install Samba. (since this is what I really need to do im making it a separate question)
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My main concern is to get internet access so I can install things with ports. any help?

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Installing FreeBSD again IS an option if that would be easier. (but I need to know what options to select)
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Ok i shall try that immediatly and post results while im doing it.
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As the first steps use sysinstall, so you get some time to familiarize with command line tools, like pkg_add in example.
I have to sleep now. Goodnight.

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when i run sysinstall and go to configure, there is no networks option afterward, there is a networking and then I found it and used the FreeBSD handbook and this picture:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install/ed0-conf2.png

(this was REALLY what started me going! thanks A lot!)
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To install lynx I did it through ports>>

and cd into the lynx folder and did make && make install && make clean

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lynx is still installing at this point.

When i go to install apache is there anything that needs to be configured?

Also what does:
pkg_add -r lynx-ssl apache2 w3m samba
do?

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If anyone can help with Samba (which is what i need to learn to install and configure) please go here:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/FreeBSD/Q_21736628.html

~Goodnight, and thanks a ton for leading me in the right direction gheist!

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Update >> Lynx Is Successfully Installed And Working!

Currently>> Installing Apache:
NEED Help With Any And All Configuring!

Thanks

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Apache finished installing now im looking at >>
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-apache.html

to configure it.

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I added: apache_enable="YES" to rc.conf

does anyone know if i NEED to make changes to  /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf in order for it to run?


Also I tried to exit and its saying "There are suspended jobs"
Im assuming there is an unfinished task, what do I do?

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I installed from www/apache21 folder:
does this mean it is apache 2.1? I have been following the guide for 1.3.


Also i didnt make a backup of the original httpd.conf, where can i find the default? or how can i restore the default configuration?

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"There are suspended jobs"
>> i solved this by doing fg and finishing the job. =)

Can anyone help, this is pretty important and urgent.

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>>> I Need To Configure Apache Now

Can Anyone Help Me Please?
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There is special topic area dealing with that, and documentation section in httpd.apache.oeg

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