On Sunday 23 February 2003 4:57, Vaughan Moore wrote:
> Well, at least now I'm getting packets back and forth.
>
> But, I get this error message:
>
> Cannot parse information file for the bin distribution:  I/O error. 
> Please verify that your media is valid and try again.
>
> My ip gateway is 10.10.1.1
> My name server is 199.45.32.43
> My ip is 10.10.1.210
> My netmask is 255.255.255.0
>
> Again, thanks so much for the help.
>
> Vaughan
>

Chances are the mirror you are using doesn't carry the distributions. Try 
installing from another one :)

>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Willie Viljoen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf
> Of Willie Viljoen
> Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 5:15 PM
> To: Vaughan Moore
> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: FTP installation through a NAT on a DSL connection
>
>
> You're one step closer. When doing network configuration, make sure you
> list a valid and real DNS server. Try setting it up to use the DNS at
> your ISP, or the winroute if it provides DNS.
>
> On Sunday 23 February 2003 0:08, Vaughan Moore wrote:
> > Thanks so much for the suggestion.  When I use passive mode I get an
> > error message "Could not open ftp connection to ftp3.freebsd.org.
> > Service not available, closing control connection."  When I hit OK
> > another error message comes up "unable to initialize selected media.
> > Would you like to adjust you media configuration and try again?"  When
> > I do that, I go through the network configuration process again, but I
> > get an immediate error message "Cannot resolve host name
> > ftp3.freebsd.org! Are you sure that your name server, gateway and
> > network interface are correctly configured?"  I'm using DHCP, and it is
> > pulling the correct IP's for these.
> >
> > Here's the log in my Winroute NAT.  What do you think I'm doing wrong?
> >
> > Vaughan
> >
> >
> > Interface Table:
> > Interface                           Status          Medium          IP address  
> > NAT  Index
> > NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethe...  Up            Ethernet        10.10.1.1   50331652
> > NETGEAR FA311 Fast Ethern...  Up            Ethernet        10.10.1.0   67108869
> > Dial in adapter                     Down    RAS             0.0.0.0         0
> > line1                               Up              RAS             151.200.238.11 
> >  on  16777218  dhcp
> >
> > TCP/IP stack's Routing Table:
> > Net         Mask            Gateway Interface               Metric
> > 0.0.0.0     0.0.0.0                 line1                           1
> > 10.10.1.0   255.255.255.0           NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethe...  2
> > 10.10.1.0   255.255.255.0           NETGEAR FA311 Fast Ethern...  2
> > 151.200.0.0  255.255.0.0    line1                           1
> >
> > DNS: query 10.10.1.210:1024 -> 10.10.1.1:53 for ftp3.freebsd.org
> > dns: query from 10.10.1.210:1024 id 41361
> > dns: question: A, ftp3.freebsd.org
> > dns: reply: ftp3.freebsd.org has 198.82.184.28
> > DNS: query 10.10.1.210:1025 -> 10.10.1.1:53 for ftp3.freebsd.org
> > dns: query from 10.10.1.210:1025 id 41362
> > dns: question: A, ftp3.freebsd.org
> > dns: reply: ftp3.freebsd.org has 198.82.184.28
> > TCP: packet 1278, length 74, 10.10.1.210:1024 -> 198.82.184.28:21,
> > flags: SYN , seq:4161382813 ack:0
> > TCP: packet 1282, length 74, 151.200.238.11:45050 -> 198.82.184.28:21,
> > flags: SYN , seq:4161382813 ack:0
> >
> >  - > Snip - Repeats 8 times and drops down to a length of 60 after try
> > number 3
> >
> > DNS: query 151.200.238.11:45051 -> 199.45.32.43:53 for
> > 9.136.168.217.in-addr.arpa
> > DNS: query 151.200.238.11:45052 -> 199.45.32.38:53 for
> > 9.136.168.217.in-addr.arpa
> > TCP: packet 1323, length 74, 198.82.184.28:21 -> 151.200.238.11:45050,
> > flags: SYN ACK , seq:77305705 ack:4161382814
> > TCP: packet 1327, length 74, 198.82.184.28:21 -> 10.10.1.210:1024,
> > flags: SYN ACK , seq:77305705 ack:4161382814
> > TCP: packet 1328, length 60, 10.10.1.210:1024 -> 198.82.184.28:21,
> > flags: RST , seq:4161382814 ack:0
> >
> > This is where the install program quit and asked if I wanted to retry.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Willie Viljoen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf
> > Of Willie Viljoen
> > Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 11:26 AM
> > To: Vaughan Moore
> > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: Re: FTP installation through a NAT on a DSL connection
> >
> > On Saturday 22 February 2003 16:55, Vaughan Moore wrote:
> > > I'm installing 4.7 at home.  The Intel box is behind a NAT running on
> > > a Win98 box with ZoneAlarm running.  The point of installing 4.7 is
> > > so that I can replace the 98 box as my gateway to my Verizon DSL
> > > connection.
> > >
> > > My installation fails when the program tries to access one of the ftp
> > > servers.  When the time-out occurs I get an installation media error
> > > message.
> > >
> > > I know that my subnet on the NAT works because when I plug a 2000
> > > machine into the gateway I can access the Internet.  However, I had
> > > to lower the Max MTU settings in the registry to do it.  I understand
> > > that PPPoE requires a lower MTU setting, but I'm not sure how to set
> > > MTU in the installation program.
> > >
> > > Can anyone help me with the problem?
> > >
> > > Vaughan Moore
> >
> > I'm almost sure MTU is not the problem in this case, the Windows
> > machine should be taking care of that. Try setting FTP into passive
> > mode in the installer's options screen, or turning off passive mode if
> > that's the default on your version. Windows 98 NATs are not famous for
> > handling FTP properly.
> >
> > --
> > Willie Viljoen
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> >
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> --
> Willie Viljoen
> Freelance IT Consultant
>
> 214 Paul Kruger Avenue, Universitas
> Bloemfontein
> 9321
> South Africa
>
> +27 51 522 15 60
> +27 51 522 44 36 (after hours)
> +27 82 404 03 27 (mobile)
>
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