Hi: This is not exactly a question rather it is wrapup for a series of questions. I had a tricky, confusing problem getting FreeBSD on the net but I was able to solve it with help from this list.. Ian Smith in particular.
The DHCP lease from my ISP set the nameserver address as being 192.168.1.254, the IP of some box which connects me to to net. Correct me if wrong, but whois would not reveal a nameserver IP in this form for a net host. Linux accepted this but FreeBSD-6.1 had 10 second delays in TCP connects for mail and web pages. This does not imply a problem with BSD. It probably implies that Linux is more tolerant of loosely configured web services. But in the world of security it's "casual configuration considered harmful". I spent many hours reading and testing before hitting on a solution in dhclient.conf. I think this would be discouraging for most FreeBSD newbies. But making setup a no-brainer does not seem possible. It is difficult to provide a quality, standards-compliant OS unless all net-citizens share that focus on quality. Just my 2cents. Cheers, -Bob- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"