Hi, During install, I don't quite understand the "host" parameter that I supplied for my networking configuration.
I used DHPC and most of the parameters were filled in for me Host: Domain: gv.shawcable.net IPv4 Gateway: 192.168.0.1 Name server: 192.168.0.1 IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.103 Netmask: 255.255.255.0 Extra options to ifconfig (usually empty): When I pressed tab in the Host box it automatically filled in with ".gv.shawcable.net" which make sense since I have a cable modem from Shaw in Greater Victoria. But it seems like something should have gone before the first dot. Is there an opportunity here to give my computer a cool name like "beastie" so I can type things like "http://beastie:3000" instead of "http://192.168.0.103:3000" ? Or is this host name supposed to be some server at my ISP? I changed the hostname using the following steps but I don't know what I really gained. 1. vi /etc/rc.conf 2. change hostname=".gv.shawcable.net" to hostname="beastie" 3. restart computer so change becomes reality. 4. now the command prompt says [EMAIL PROTECTED] When I tried "http://beastie:3000" I ended up at the Beastie Boys website. Not the worst suprise but not what I was hoping for. Thanks, Peter _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"