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Re: installer networking

From: Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 20:57:08 -0800

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 19:08:55 -0500
"George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Is it intentional that the installer (20040913) refuses to configure a
> network interface for a network that is not immediately available? I
> found it a bit awkward to setup an interface with dhcp, only to change
> it back when the box left my bench and went to the internet.

Not "intentional" so much as it's the typical use case we've been
assuming - the network configuration you set up during install is likely
the same network configuration you want to use when you boot the box, at
least for the first time.  As with several situations with the current
installer, exceptions must be handled manually (mount the target system
yourself, edit /mnt/etc/rc.conf, etc)  Version 2 will handle network
configuration in a more sophisticated manner, we hope.  That's still a
fair ways off, though.


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