FreeBSD in VMWare box

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sat Nov 22 05:44:38 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 8:43 AM, Pieter Donche <Pieter.Donche at> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Nov 2008, Glen Barber wrote:
>>> The PC with WMware is connect to internet. Should one configure
>>> Ethernet then. If yes, what static IP parameters must one enter??
>> This would be contingent on how you have networking set up.  Do you
>> have NAT or Bridged only?  If NAT, use rc.conf with the inet address
>> of your choice and the netmask for your NAT.
> My PC is connected to Internet using an ADSL modem to connect to an ISP.
> It uses IP 10.0.0.somevalue, netmask, no gateway specified
> and two DNS server IP addresses which my ISP asked to use.
> Is this 'NAT' or 'Bridged'.

You'd have to tell me; it's your VM. Check the network settings in the
management interface.

> Can I enter values and then what values, for host, domain, IPV4 gateway,
> Name server, IPV4 address, netmask in the screen presented during FreeBSD
> install
> or should i use Cancel in that screen and make changes in system files (and
> what changes in what system files)?

Either will work.

Glen Barber

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