7.3. Miscellaneous Settings
To manually configure a network interface, you may also provide
other network settings for your computer. All of these settings
are the IP addresses of other systems on the network.
is the device that provides access to other networks.
Gateways are also referred to as
routers. If your system
connects to other networks through a gateway, enter its IP address
Most software relies on the
DNS (Domain Name Service)
provider to locate machines and services on the network. DNS
converts hostnames to IP addresses and vice versa. A Fedora Core system
may use more than one DNS server. If the primary DNS server does
not respond, the computer sends any query to the secondary DNS
server, and so on. To assign DNS servers, type their IP addresses
once you are satisfied with the
network settings for your system.