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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Chapter 6

Connecting to the Network

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding NetworkManager
  • Configuring Networking from the Command Line
  • Troubleshooting Networking
  • Setting Up IPv6
  • Configuring SSH
  • Configuring VNC Server Access

In the previous chapter, you learned how to configure storage on your server. In this chapter, you'll learn about the last essential task of Red Hat Server administration—configuring the network.

Understanding NetworkManager

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the NetworkManager service is used to start the network. This service is conveniently available from the graphical desktop as an icon that indicates the current status of the network.

Also, if your server doesn't employ a graphical desktop by default, it still uses ...

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