A couple of suggestions

Tushar Teredesai tush at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 8 21:10:03 PDT 2002

Jim Mischel wrote:

>1)  An FTP client as part of the LFS install.  I know that this isn't
>strictly necessary for all systems, but neither is shadow.  I found it kind
>of funny, though, that once I booted my LFS system, I couldn't continue to
>add stuff to it without first booting the host system and downloading the
>source for ncftp (as recommended in the blfs book), or mounting the host
>system's partition and running the frp client from there.
>2) More complete network configuration.  When I booted my LFS system, I was
>able to ping IP addresses, but there was no name resolution.  I had to
>configure /etc/networks, /etc/host.conf, /etc/nsswitch.conf, and
>/etc/resolv.conf files.  Truthfully, I don't know if all of those are
>necessary.  I just followed the directions in the "Manual Network
>Configuration" section of the SuSE 8.0 documentation.  It would be very
>useful for this information to be in Chapter 7 along with creation of the
>/etc/hosts file.  Or maybe I'm all wet, which is always a possibility.
Both the topics you mentioned have been the subject of some of some huge 
wars on lfs-dev:) Check out the archives.

Tushar Teredesai
LFS ID: 1377

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