Network Information

In addition to information about the system's hardware, you need information about the network in order to configure a networked system. If DHCP is used, the Linux system will automatically obtain the correct configuration from the DHCP server. If it is not used, manually provide the correct configuration during the installation. The required network configuration information includes

• The Internet address assigned to this system by the network administrator.

• The network mask used on your network.

• The hostname assigned to this system by the domain administrator.

• The domain name assigned to your organization.

• The addresses of the domain name servers.

• The default gateway address, unless a routing protocol is used. If a routing protocol is used, it is configured as described in Chapter 7, "Network Gateway Services," after Linux is installed.

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