On Wednesday 21 April 2004 09:38 pm, Kent Stewart wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 April 2004 07:04 pm, Mike Maltese wrote:
> > > i have verizon dsl service using macronix nic.  free bsd unleashed
> > > book, man pages and install man dont say how to set this up.  my
> > > provider gives dns address automatically.  linux rpppoe works fine.
> > >  does bsd have equivalent? i can boot into grub but get warning
> > > about not being connected to bsd....  other than dsl internet
> > > service i am not networked per se so network setup questions are
> > > difficult to answer.
> >
> > As far as I know, Verizon uses DHCP to assign addresses, etc. You
> > shouldn't need to fool with PPPoE.
> > Take a look here:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-dhc
> >p.html
> It depends on the account and location. It is my understanding that most
> of the Western USA just uses simple dhcp.
> Kent

I'll agree here with Kent. I had Verizon's residential DSL and upgraded to a 
bus. acct. 

I'm in Illinois, and that falls under the Verizon West for DNS etc. My config 
was simply ensuring fxp0 was set to DHCP. 

IE:  ifconfig_fxp0="DHCP" in /etc/rc.conf and dhclient did the rest.

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