Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and its derivative CentOS 5, includes tools to configure the network device. This article describes how to configure network devices in Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS 5.
Configure Network Device (GUI)
This section describes how to configure the network device using GUI tools.
1. Click System
, select Administration
then click Network
. This will launch the Network Configuration
2. Select the network device you want to modify and click Edit
3. In the Ethernet Device
window, apply your changes and click OK
4. Click the DNS
tab and apply your DNS settings.
5. To save your changes, click the File
and click Save
6. To effect your changes, click the Devices
tab. Next, select the device and click Deactivate
then click Activate
to reactivate the device.
Although the Network Configuration
tool has a feature to update the /etc/hosts
file, it is more reliable to edit it directly instead.
Configure Network Device (TUI)
This section describes how to configure the network device using text user interface (TUI) tools.
1. Launch the Network Configuration
TUI tool using the command below. Then apply the necessary changes to your network device.
2. To effect your changes, restart the network service using the command below.
service network restart
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Posted on 8/29/2010 and last updated on 8/29/2010
Filed under CentOS 5 , Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 , System Administration