unable to install from floppies

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sat May 29 12:57:57 PDT 2004

SWIT wrote:
> Hello,
> thanks for the help. However I see no were to put in the IP address for the
> ftp server. Its already there in the list of all the ftp servers to d/l the
> files from.

On the screen where you select the FTP server, use the URL option and enter
the IP address.

> Mark
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bill Moran" <wmoran at potentialtech.com>
> To: "SWIT" <mark at s-wit.net>
> Cc: "freebsd" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 12:15 PM
> Subject: Re: unable to install from floppies
>>SWIT wrote:
>>>I am tyring to install from the floppies.
>>>I get to the point were I choose the ftp server to d/l from.
>>>then it says can't resolve the ftp.freebsd.org or any of the servers.
>>>I tried a static ip and a dhcp ip and neither would work but other
> computers
>>>on my network will find ftp.freebsd.org (all windows units).
>>>I am behind a sonicwall and then a linksys router and have no trouble
> going
>>>to any site on the net so not sure why I can't get a resolve.
>>>I tried several different namservers and none made a difference.
>>Not sure what's wrong, but a workaround would be to find out the IP
> address
>>of the FTP server you want to use, and use that instead:
>>bash-2.05b$ host ftp.freebsd.org
>>ftp.freebsd.org has address
>>ftp.freebsd.org has address

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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