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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Configuring Network Services

A network can be as big as the Internet, connecting millions of machines with backbones running around the globe, or as small as a home network connecting two machines in the same room. The software to connect a machine to a network can be set up in three ways: at install time, by responding to prompts; after the system is up, by running a program and responding to prompts; and manually, by editing files.

sys-unconfig: Reconfigures Network Services

On an installed system the easiest way to (re)configure network services is to run the sys-unconfig utility, which first uses touch to create the file named /.unconfigured (this file is just a flag; its contents are not important) and then halts the system. When the system ...

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