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 FTP and PLIP
Author: Phil 
Date:   04-05-02 01:43

the two articles on installing FreeBSD (replace windows, and using PLIP) were great.

I wanted to do an installation via FTP over PLIP using the FreeBSD CDROM that I burned. I stumbled on a couple of items. The first was not being able to get PLIP to connect to my other FreeBSD box. Your article pointed me to the thing that I was missing - You need to enter the ip address of the server that has the FTP site/installation media mounted in the options line for the PLIP setup.

The other trouble I had was getting the install to run from the FTP server. I ended up setting my other FreeBSD machine up with an anonmyous FTP server, and changing the options so the username was anonmyous. in the URL for the FTP media type, I put 192.168.3.10 as the address (the address I setup the lp0 interface up as on the server), but I was getting errors indicating that it could not find the 4.4-RELEASE...

It took me a minute to figure out that I needed to change the Release option to "any" Once I did that, all went very well!

Thanks, and I hope that this helps someone else.

--Phil

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