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Re: installer networking

From: "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 16:44:52 -0500
Mail-followup-to: bugs@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 01:34:12PM -0800, Chris Pressey wrote:
>On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 15:10:14 -0800
>Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 09:59:10 -0500
>> "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 01:09:39AM -0800, Chris Pressey wrote:
>> > >You can look at function fn_assign_ip() in fn_configure.c:
>> > >
>> > >http://www.bsdinstaller.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/installer/src/backe
>> > >nd /installer/fn_configure.c
>> > >
>> > >But, by the looks of the code, it actually does write your selected
>> > >network settings to rc.conf, even if they failed to connect. 
>> > >Possibly all that is needed is a more informative error message.
>I just tested this (with the latest version) by manually disabling my
>DHCP server, and trying to DHCP-configure the interface.  It times out
>and fails after a while, but it still writes 'ifconfig_dc0="DHCP"' to
>the target system's rc.conf.
>I'll make the failure message more descriptive.

my problem was setting the interface to a foreign net while I was on a
local dhcp, then checked (possibly the wrong) rc.conf in 3rd console
(before I got back to the menu) -- gave up when I saw the error, and
didn't see anything new in rc.conf

Think I got a good grip of it now. but appreciate the error message
update, just the same.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

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