On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 04:29:49PM -0500, Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar wrote: > Hi, > > 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. > > 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 ?
Well, the first thing is to learn about 'ifconfig' Start with the handbook and the man pages. >From there, you will branch out to other network documentation. Anyway, it sounds like you did not configure or start any network device (NIC - Network Interface Card). ////jerry > > Thanks > Bhuvana > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"