Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


Grandpa returning to UNIX


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers Grandpa returning to UNIX
# 1  
Old 11-03-2018
Grandpa returning to UNIX

On the late 1960s I got short hands on experience with a russian "small" computer. It vas a copy of DEC's VAX ... and running some version of BSD-Unix. After that I worked in a university following the development of computing. After retire I started collecting old pc's and installing Linux-distributions to them. I like using terminal to do simple tasks as for ex. uppdating programs.

Now in the LINUX MAGAZINE March 2018 I found a dvd containing NetBSD 7.1.1. wich I installed or tried to do that. Everything seemed to go well except that while trying to get connected to Internet using 4G-wireles the installer did not find the DNS-server. Anycase I was able to login to the terminal. And I know that advice can be foundd, for ex.NetBSD Documentation.

But some questions are still open in my mind. There are still some strategic questions. What about some other variants of BSD as Free- Open- PC- Smilie

What would you recommend for a grandpa age 84 Smilie
These 2 Users Gave Thanks to fossiili For This Post:
# 2  
Old 11-03-2018
You could learn to program with Vue.js and jQuery and help us develop some new features for the unix and linux forums Smilie
# 3  
Old 11-03-2018
The installer not finding (or configuring) a DNS server is no big deal.

The DNS server(s) address should be configured in
Code:
/etc/resolv.conf

You can edit that file (or create it if it doesn't exist) and put the ip address of your desired DNS server in there.

A directive "nameserver" plus single ip address will suffice, on the first and only line in the file, fully left justified.

For example to use Google's DNS server which is at 8.8.8.8 simply edit your resolv.conf to be like this:

Code:
nameserver 8.8.8.8

and reboot your box.

EDIT: Original post was technically incorrect, edited post to correct my mistake.

Last edited by hicksd8; 11-03-2018 at 06:22 PM.. Reason: Technical correction: include "nameserver"
# 4  
Old 11-03-2018
Quote:
Originally Posted by fossiili
On the late 1960s I got short hands on experience with a russian "small" computer. It vas a copy of DEC's VAX ... and running some version of BSD-Unix.
Hmm, on the late sixties, there was no Unix yet and no VAX either. That might be the late seventies where early BSDs were indeed running on the first VAXen...
# 5  
Old 11-04-2018
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlliagre
Hmm, on the late sixties, there was no Unix yet and no VAX either. That might be the late seventies where early BSDs were indeed running on the first VAXen...
thats true. Smilie Something wrong with the posting.
# 6  
Old 11-04-2018
Thank you for correcting my memories! I'm glad to notice that here are some other persons old enough to remember those days Smilie

------ Post updated at 11:57 AM ------

I have an other computer connected to Internet. I tried Ifconfig:
Code:
[root@localhost ukki]# ifconfig
enp0s31f6: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.1.100  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.1.255
        inet6 fe80::7285:c2ff:fe49:7fb1  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 70:85:c2:49:7f:b1  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 5222  bytes 3579646 (3.4 MiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 5014  bytes 675106 (659.2 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 16  memory 0xdf000000-df020000  

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 6  bytes 498 (498.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 6  bytes 498 (498.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

[root@localhost ukki]#

Smilie

Is there some terminal command to see the address of DNS Server?
# 7  
Old 11-04-2018
Code:
cat /etc/resolv.conf


Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Control not returning from Sqlplus to calling UNIX shell script.

Hello All, I have exactly same issue @vikas_trl had in following link: https://www.unix.com/shell-programming-and-scripting/259854-control-not-returning-sqlplus-calling-unix-shell-script.html I wonder if he or somebody else could find the issue's cause or the solution. Any help would... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: RicardoQ
4 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Control not returning from Sqlplus to calling UNIX shell script.

Hello All, I have a UNIX script which will prepare anonymous oracle pl/sql block in a temporary file in run time and passes this file to sqlplus as given below. cat > $v_Input_File 2>>$v_Log << EOF BEGIN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION FORCE PARALLEL DML PARALLEL 16'; EXECUTE... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: vikas_trl
1 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Control from UNIX script is not returning to the Parent program

Hi All, My program flow is as below Windows batch -- > Cygwin batch --> zsh script There are multiple Cygwin batch scripts that are called from Windows batch file . But when i am executing the first cygwin batch script the control goes to the zsh file and executes and stoping from... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Hypesslearner
1 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Returning -ve value in a pattern

Dear Friends, I need your help once more. I want to write a simple select as follows select amount from books where sr=1234 However, if value of "Amount" is negative then it should print it as follows. "3000-" and not as "-3000" Can you help me in this? Waiting for reply Anu. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: anushree.a
2 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

how to capture oracle function returning 2 values in unix

i have an oracle function which returns two values, one is the error message if the function encounters anything and another one which returns a number i need to capture both and pass it on to unix shell script how to do it (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: trichyselva
2 Replies

6. Red Hat

ps-eo returning wrong value

Hi Need some help, bit of a noobie here. This command work perfectly with unix. returns a value of 1 which is what i want. ps -eo user,comm |grep -v grep |grep -c /path to file When i run the same command on a linux server it returns a value of 0., something maybe wrong with the command.... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: wneutt
4 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

returning from a function

Hi all, I am very new to BASH shell programming. I need to return an integer from a function to the caller function. I did this: but it keeps giving me wrong return: Can someone help me out here, please? Thanks (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: alirezan
2 Replies

8. Programming

Returning Strings from C program to Unix shell script

Hi, I'm having a requirement where I need to call a C program from a shell script and return the value from the C program to shell script. I refered a thread in this forum. But using that command in the code, it is throwing an error clear_text_password=$(get_password) Error: bash:... (24 Replies)
Discussion started by: venkatesh_sasi
24 Replies

9. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

pclose returning -1

Hi all, In my application i am trying to select some text & then give it to print. for this i am opening a stream using popen & then later closing using pclose. Now this is working fine in my environment (solaris) but the pclose function is failing at my clients m/c. Even though print is... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: nimishm123
3 Replies

10. Programming

Returning Strings from C program to Unix shell script

Hi, Iam calling a C program from a Unix shell script. The (C) program reads encrypted username/password from a text file , decrypts and returns the decrypted string. Is there any way i can return the decrypted string to Unix shell program. My shell script uses the output of the program to... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: satguyz
11 Replies

Featured Tech Videos