If you do not have a network device, this screen does not appear during your
installation and you should advance to Section 4.19 Firewall Configuration.
Figure 4-16. Network Configuration
The installation program automatically detects any network devices
you have and display them in the Network Devices
Once you have selected a network device, click
Edit. From the Edit Interface
pop-up screen, you can choose to configure the IP address and Netmask of
the device via DHCP (or manually if DHCP is not selected) and you can
choose to activate the device at boot time. If you select
Activate on boot, your network interface is started
when you boot. If you do not have DHCP client access or you are unsure
what to provide here, please contact your network administrator.
Figure 4-17. Editing a Network Device
Do not use the numbers as seen in this sample
configuration. These values will not work for your own network
configuration. If you are not sure what values to enter, contact your
network administrator for assistance.
If you have a hostname (fully qualified domain name) for the network
device, you can choose to have DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
automatically detect it or you can manually enter the hostname in the field
Finally, if you entered the IP and Netmask information manually, you may
also enter the Gateway address and the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary DNS
Even if your computer is not part of a network, you
can enter a hostname for your system. If you do not take this opportunity
to enter a name, your system will be known as
To change your network configuration after you have
completed the installation, use the
Network Administration Tool.
Type the system-config-network command in a shell
prompt to launch the Network Administration Tool. If you
are not root, it prompts you for the root password to continue.