FreeBSD Installation Problems
jfm at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Mar 29 05:40:51 PST 2003
"Sukhbinder Singh" <sukhbinders at hotmail.com> wrote:
>I did what you asked me to do. This time I had a little bit of progress but
>still I got a differen error message. I used the windows command winipcfg
>command to get the DNS information. As I indicated in my previous mail there
>are 6 fields in the windows in the "Network Configuration" window where
>these 6 fields are host, domain, ipv4 gateway, name server, IPv4 address
>netmask : , extra option to ifconfig.
>The hostname I typed as :- foo
>The domain name as you indicated in your mail that you used my.domain I also
>The netmask automatically chaged to :- 255.255.255.0
>The name server address or the DNS address after checking using winipcfg
>was: 18.104.22.168 but when I use the arp command it gives me a different
>address instead. It gives me 22.214.171.124 instead. The ipv4 gateway
>information is blank with no information on this. The IPv4 information is
>also left blank with no information and the extra option to ifconfig is
>also left blank with no information. I chose to download using FTP. after
>keying in all the information like the login name, password and the
>telephone number for my ISP, I tried connecting, I got an error message like
>" Cannot resolve hostname 'ftp.freebsd.org' ! Are you sure that your name se
>rver, gateway and network interface are correctly configured ?" then I
>pressed enter after this I got another message like "Killing previous PPP
>process 34". Can anyone help regarding this problem. Any help will be
I have confirmed that there is a Name Server at 126.96.36.199 and that it
correctly resolves ftp.freebsd.org.
> dig @188.8.131.52 ftp.freebsd.org
; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> @184.108.40.206 ftp.freebsd.org
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 6
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 3
;; QUERY SECTION:
;; ftp.freebsd.org, type = A, class = IN
;; ANSWER SECTION:
ftp.freebsd.org. 5M IN CNAME ftp.beastie.tdk.net.
ftp.beastie.tdk.net. 1m20s IN A 220.127.116.11
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
beastie.tdk.net. 3d13h36m43s IN NS ns10.inet.tele.dk.
beastie.tdk.net. 3d13h36m43s IN NS ns11.inet.tele.dk.
beastie.tdk.net. 3d13h36m43s IN NS ns2.tele.dk.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns10.inet.tele.dk. 3h12m54s IN A 18.104.22.168
ns11.inet.tele.dk. 3h12m54s IN A 22.214.171.124
ns2.tele.dk. 1h35m59s IN A 126.96.36.199
;; Total query time: 1155 msec
;; FROM: wall.my.domain to SERVER: 188.8.131.52
;; WHEN: Sat Mar 29 12:55:48 2003
;; MSG SIZE sent: 33 rcvd: 213
I am surprised you still get Cannot resolve hostname 'ftp.freebsd.org'.
But you would probably see that error if PPP was not 'up'.
To confirm whether it is a Name Server problem, you could choose 'other'
when asked to select a FreeBSD FTP distribution site and set
ftp://184.108.40.206/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ as the address.
If it still doesn't work. Have a look on vty3 (press Alt-F3) and confirm
that PPP is indeed 'up'. You should see something like PPP ON foo.
(All three Ps must be capital letters).
I think you are very close to getting this working. Don't give up.
Please remove freebsd-hackers from the list of addresses you are contacting.
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