On Jan 15, 2007, at 10:47 PM, Bob McIsaac wrote:

linux quest wrote:
Dear Jay & The FreeBSD Communities,

Thanks for putting your time and patience to help me out. Anyway, I tried it out, both changing the rc.conf and the dhclient.conf (one at a time). After that (for both of the ways), I did manage to stop the resolv.conf from being overwritten after the PC reboot. However, when I ping 192.168.52.1 or 192.168.52.2, the error msg says that there is no route to both of the IP. Even after I add the default route by using command line ... I am still unable to ping google.com.

Then, I undo everything by using VMWare... (including undo the DHCP configuration in rc.conf) so that I am able to ping google.com again. Since, I desperately needed to connect to the Internet at this point of time, I create a file called resolv.conf in /root ... I am thinking how can I create a script so that it can copy resolv.conf from /root to /etc/resolv.conf every 30 minutes at start up - This is because I don't wanna manually type in "cp / root/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf" every 30 minutes.

Hope somebody can share with me the simple coding. Thanks :)

Regards,
Linux Quest

Jay Chandler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: Please don't top-post.

linux quest wrote:

Dear Jay,

Actually, I am running FreeBSD Unix on a VMWare machine (Host OS: Win2003, Guest OS: FreeBSD).

Any ideas how I can disable / ignore the routing from the VMnet8? Below are the only VMWare NAT configuration that I have access to. No DHCP enable / disable option.


Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.52.1
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.52.2


When I install FreeBSD, I remember I did select some option to enable DHCP. Perhaps, I should disable the DHCP service in FreeBSD (Guest OS) - if so, any idea how do I do it?

Thanks :)

Regards,
Linux Quest



Simple enough, then.
Edit /etc/rc.conf, and remove the line relating to the dhcp client. Then add:
defaultrouter="192.168.51.2"
hostname="boxname!"
ifconfig_em0="inet 192.168.52.WHATEVERYOUWANT  netmask 255.255.255.0"


Hi:

DHCP intends that everything works easily. However, if the DHCP lease is unsatisfactory, you can change it after doing man dhclient.conf. Can you post /var/db/ dhclient.leases? Also, in one shell type "tcpdump -v -c 20" and in another do ping or click a web page. Finally, "netstat -r"

regards,
-Bob-

defaultrouter should match the gateway IP address for the virtual interface you're using in FreeBSD under vmware; defaultrouter is an alias for the default route use by the kernel for directing packets (this can be viewed by looking at netstat -nr and looking for the default route, or "route show default"--more verbose output). The subnet/IP should match something similar to what's provided with DHCP--just in static form (which /etc/rc.conf will provide).
-Garrett
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