i had to change from dhcp to a static ip. i suppose i configured the static ip and the gateway in correct manner in rc.conf, but i don't know how to procede with my isp's dns address ...
any help would be appreciated!
you'll get a better response from somebody with more experience in this kind of thing, but here's my total knowledge on the subject: investigate '/etc/resolv.conf'
google and 'man resolv.conf' are a start. If that doesn't help, somebody else can probably give you a better pointer.
##this means if you were to ping the machine named "funky"
##your box would assume that funky.google.com was local to it
##read manaul for further information
##this is a list of nameservers that your machine will send dns requests to
##the order determines something...I think it is if the first can't be reached,
##the next one is tried..etc.
"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍
thanx a lot dusty and cactus - resolv.conf is all i was looking for. i havn't known about this config file ...