Host Name [was: No route to host]

Marty Landman MLandman at
Mon Nov 10 04:47:33 PST 2003

At 07:06 AM 11/10/2003, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
># MLandman at / 2003-11-09 19:00:28 -0500:
> >
> > So that third node on the IP addr represents what, the switch?
>     no, it's the subnet. ok, this is not a helpful answer.

But your relating that to the subnet mask later makes total sense, thank 
you I feel enlightened.

>     given the netmask you use, yes. or you could change the mask on all
>     hosts to, say,

Sounds advanced and I'm happy leaving things as they are now.

So hear's another question.

Right now I can only access the fbsd box on my lan via ip addr; I set up a 
hostname but that doesn't seem to be the same as a symbolic name for the 
fbsd machine on my lan. Here's what /etc/rc.conf looks like:

# This file no longer contains just the overrides from /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
ifconfig_ep0="inet netmask media 10baseT/UTP"

I was surprised when after making this change to rc.conf and rebooting the 
ip addr got changed to something other than what is specified in rc.conf.

$ ifconfig
         inet6 fe80::220:afff:fe4d:24b7%ep0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
         ether 00:20:af:4d:24:b7
         media: Ethernet 10baseT/UTP
lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
faith0: flags=8002<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
         inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
         inet netmask 0xff000000
ppp0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
sl0: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 552

Finally, how do I enable .history for users other than root, and how do I 
specify how large the shell history may get?

Thanks in advance,

Marty Landman   Face 2 Interface Inc 845-679-9387
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