On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 04:29:49PM -0500, Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar wrote:
> I'm a newbie FreeBSD user, I've just installed the 5.5 version.
> I know this is a very silly question but I've searched the archives and any
> suggestions are welcome.
> I think my system is not connected to the internet or any external network,
> ping dosent work ( nor ftp or dig)
> When I try to do a post-install configuration and choose to enable the inetd
> daemon option from the sysinstall, it doesnt invoke the editor to change the
> inetd.conf at all, so I did a root-login and enabled ftp, even pftp and
> other services in the file as mentioned in the installation document.

This file affects running an ftp server, not an ftp client from the
command line.

> But still I'm unable to ftp to any server, the message I get is ftp:
> hostname or servname not known or not provided.
> Do you guys have any ideas ?

Send the list the output of the following commands:
# ifconfig -a
# netstat -rn

With that info, we can probably help you out better.

Chris Cowart
Network Technical Lead
Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT
UC Berkeley

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