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

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Adding an Ethernet Interface

Ethernet is by far the most used type of hardware for local area networks because it is cheap, fast, and reliable.

Configuring an Ethernet interface

  1. Launch linuxconf.

  2. Navigate to the Networking, Basic Host Information section of linuxconf (refer to Figure 26.1).

  3. Click the number of the adapter you want to configure—most likely 1.

  4. The Adapter Configuration screen will appear, as shown in Figure 26.6.

  5. If your network uses Bootp or DHCP to assign network information, click the appropriate radio button and skip ahead to step 9.

  6. Click the IP field and type the IP address of the interface. If Ethernet is your machine's primary interface, type the machine's IP address.

  7. Click the Netmask field and enter the network mask for the ...

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