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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Configuring Network Connections Manually

Linux distributions offer their own proprietary tools for configuring network interfaces and often store configuration information in different places. This section of the chapter walks you through configuring a network card so that it can talk on your network. When it's configured, you'll need to repeat these commands each time your system boots. The easiest way to do this is to add them to the end of one of your system initialization files, such as /etc/rc.d/rc.local. The drawback to this approach is that by manually configuring the network, you can cause problems later if you decide to use the system's configuration tools. Chances are, they won't store the configuration in the same place and might end ...

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