There a legions of would be FreeBSD users out there who will have
the same questions I am working through. I have been using Unix
for many years... but not BSD, not even a current SysV, SysVR2!
For my needs, networking is a serial port and a modem that does
uucp to a dozen other sites, not just a smart host. I looked at
sendmail 10 years ago, took two aspirin and got smail and never
looked back. Demons (sp :-) what are they? Do I need them? You
get the drift? The FAQ answers some of these questions but there
are a hundred more that someone new to BSD will have.
Subject: FAQ; How to set up a home computer running FreeBSD
what are all of these things in /etc that end in "*d"? and do
I need them? why? why not?
sendmail ... reading the Bat book leaves me more confused than
ever before ... how do I set up sendmail to know about a smart
host and other local uucp connections? Host? I have a host?
dummy network device? bind named gated timed duh...d, etc...
Books? At the local computer store there are 473 books about
SysV, 27 books about Linux, and one book about BSD 4.3. !?!
Yes, if I get lots of really good suggestions, questions and
answers, I will turn them into a FAQ and maintain it too!
Jan Isley <ja...@bagend.atl.ga.us>
If you couldn't find any weirdness, maybe we'll just have to make some!