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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

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Configuring Network Addressing Parameters

Probably the most common network interface you will work with in a Linux system is an Ethernet interface. Be aware that, under Linux, when we refer to a “network interface,” we are referring to

• The physical network interface card (NIC) hardware installed in the system

• The kernel modules (drivers) loaded to support the physical NIC

• The IP networking configuration parameters assigned to the interface

To install an Ethernet network interface in your system, you need to complete the following tasks:

• Installing the Ethernet board

• Configuring IP parameters

• Configuring routing parameters

• Configuring name resolver settings

Let’s begin by discussing how to install an Ethernet board in your system. ...

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