> If the scenerio I described above seems to fit, yes. Sounds like things > are going well. If you want to be REAL paranoid, you could try rebuilding > your kernel with IFPW_DEFAULT_ACCEPT (or whatever that option is) and make > sure you have network connectivity before continuing. > > I wouldn't bother if it were me. It sounds like things are going well. > The main thing you're looking for is that the new kernel actually BOOTs. > Drop to single-user mode and do the installworld.
I went ahead and did installworld. The IPFW problem dissapeared immediatly. All I had to do was add the smmsp user as per UPDATING, and it went slick from there. Small issues were: - a depricated line in sshd_config, which I manually commented out - sig 11 on nmbd, for which I will upgrade samba (should fix it) All in all, I am very exited as my amanda box now uname -a with FreeBSD-4.8RC, and is back in full production. I have began syncing source on my mission critical boxes, and plan on starting the upgrade on them next week. I did mergemaster on amanda box, but must of did something wrong as afterwards, my /etc/master.passwd file was missing. Copied it back from backup and all is well. mergemaster didn't seem to touch anything except for it, so next time I will likely just do the manual thing. Thanks for all of your help, which gave me the confidence to proceed in this delicate manner. However, I should of known that with the stability of Free that I really had nothing to worry about from the beginning! Steve > > -- > Bill Moran > Potential Technologies > http://www.potentialtech.com > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message