Drew Jenkins wrote: > Hi; > I have a production server that I've crashed a few times by working on it > directly and making mistakes. As a result, I've finally built a mock server > on my home PC on a separate hard drive with nothing but FBSD. I also have a > laptop. All are connected by DHCP to a satellite dish. My question is, how > can I surf my laptop to pull up Web pages generated from the home-based FBSD > machine? What kind of networking is necessary? How do I call it up? Can this > be handled through DHCP, or do I need to use BIND? Or something else? What > good resources are out there for studying this? The FBSD manual wasn't much > help, unfortunately. > > Conversely, I could surf to the FBSD machine from the FBSD machine. But I > built this mock server like my workhorse...no mouse, no X, no browser. Would > I have to rebuild it to incorporate those? Or just build stuff from ports? > Finally, which solution is easiest...surfing from the laptop or from the FBSD > machine? > TIA, > Drew
First off - if you intend on doing this from the outside world - you really need to understand the whole networking thing. THAT, is beyond the scope of this list. If however, you browse from within your own home network, all you need is the IP address of the server (assuming that server has apache or some other httpd) and your done. Servers should NEVER be ip'ed dynamically. Servers should ALWAYS be static unless of course, you are running some form of DNS internally. Again, if your intent is to access from outside your network - then the above is mute and you need to educate yourself with the whole networking thing. That in itself, will NEVER be covered on the FBSD site. The FBSD site assumes that you have a clue to the networking basics. -- Best regards, Chris Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"