# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-11-10 07:47:26 -0500: > At 07:06 AM 11/10/2003, Roman Neuhauser wrote: > ># [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-11-09 19:00:28 -0500: > >> > >> So that third node on the IP addr represents what, the switch? > > > > no, it's the subnet. ok, this is not a helpful answer. > > But your relating that to the subnet mask later makes total sense, thank > you I feel enlightened.
glad i could help > Right now I can only access the fbsd box on my lan via ip addr; I set up a > hostname but that doesn't seem to be the same as a symbolic name for the > fbsd machine on my lan. the hostname=... asignment below is visible only on the machine itself. suppose I have a machine with 3 network cards, 8 different IP addresses, and a dozen names that point to those addresses (sometimes different based on what part of internet you look at it). what should the machine call itself? that's where you need hostname(1). > Here's what /etc/rc.conf looks like: > ifconfig_ep0="inet 192.168.0.7 netmask 255.255.255.0 media 10baseT/UTP" > I was surprised when after making this change to rc.conf and rebooting the > ip addr got changed to something other than what is specified in rc.conf. > > $ ifconfig > ep0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > inet 192.168.0.222 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255 that could be almost anything. hard to tell from here. > Finally, how do I enable .history for users other than root, and how do I > specify how large the shell history may get? depends on what shell your users use. my commented zsh dotfiles are available on request. -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"