Chapter 9. Files -Networking Functionality

Table of Contents

1. The /etc/HOSTNAME file
2. The /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethN files
3. The /etc/resolv.conf file
4. The /etc/host.conf file
5. The /etc/sysconfig/network file
6. The /etc/sysctl.conf file
7. The /etc/hosts file
8. Config TCP/IP Networking manually -command line

This chapter deals with all the basic files usually text files related to TCP/IP networking.It's very important to know the configurations files related to TCP/IP networking, so that you can edit and configure the files if necessary. Remember that our server doesn't have an Xwindow interface to configure files via graphical interface. Even if you use a GUI in your daily activities it is important to know how to configure network in text mode. The following sections describe the basic TCP/IP configuration files.