How to Configure Network in Linux Fedora Core 4

If you are used to configuring or setting up your network with windows, configuring your network with linux is different, specially if you configuring the network through the command line. I had the same trouble, so in hoping to help you, I have wrote this short article on how to configure a linux network for Linux beginners.

you must be login as root.

once you are login as root, type setup at the command line:

# setup

you will see a little prompt asking you what you want to configure or the Setup Tool, here choose "Network Configuration" with your arrows, then hit the Enter key on your keyboard. Then choose: Ethernet and hit the Tab button on your keyboard and then the Enter key on your keyboard.

now configure your setting, after all configuration has been set, select OK then select Exit and then Quit

now restart your network with the following command:

# /ect/init.d/network restart

you will see something like this:

Shutting down interface eth0: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0:

now test your connection by pinging any internet network:

# ping

if you get something like this then you are all set, otherwise, you will need to troubleshoot further.

64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=14.4 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=15.3 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=14.5 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=14.3 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=8 ttl=55 time=14.7 ms