Host Name [was: No route to host]

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Mon Nov 24 23:56:07 PST 2003

# MLandman at / 2003-11-10 07:47:26 -0500:
> 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.

    glad i could help

> 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.

    the hostname=... asignment below is visible only on the machine
    itself. suppose I have a machine with 3 network cards, 8 different
    IP addresses, and a dozen names that point to those addresses
    (sometimes different based on what part of internet you look at it).
    what should the machine call itself? that's where you need

> Here's what /etc/rc.conf looks like:

> 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
>         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

    that could be almost anything. hard to tell from here.

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

    depends on what shell your users use. my commented zsh dotfiles are
    available on request.

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