This tutorial (reg. required) reviews various network configuration files required by Linux, how to initialize a network interface, and how to edit the system’s routing table. The tutorial closes with a brief look at how to analyze your network and ensure that data gets to where it’s supposed to go, without error.
Configuring TCP/IP under Linux
Submitted by Frank 2002-06-29 Internet 6 Comments
This is not a super new tutorial – date is 10/30/2001. So if it looks a little familiar that may be the reason. If you go to IBM developerWorks’s list of all Linux tutorials: http://www-105.ibm.com/developerworks/education.nsf/dw/linux-online… there are a lot of neat tutorials.
since i keep my computer behind a router it has a static IP so all i ever have to do is enter the correct IP, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask and name server numbers and i am all set for the big http://WWW...
It doesn’t hurt to warn readers.
sorry about that
It’s very basic – like “what TCP/IP stands for”.
Don’t even explain how to modify inetd.conf file to limit your listeners.
Nothing about DHCP. And RedHat has nice GUI tools to handle all the crap described there. If you want to do something fancy and modify your config files then this tutorial is useless.
I guess, the number of comments speaks about popularity of this subject.
There are much better tutorials on IBM site – like “Linux as a stateful firewall” – http://www-105.ibm.com/developerworks/education.nsf/linux-onlinecou…
Or KDE tutorials for developers.
“This tutorial (reg. required) “