Chapter 9. Files -Networking Functionality

Table of Contents
9.1. The /etc/HOSTNAME file
9.2. The /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethN files
9.3. The /etc/resolv.conf file
9.4. The /etc/host.conf file
9.5. The /etc/sysconfig/network file
9.6. The /etc/sysctl.conf file
9.7. The /etc/hosts file
9.8. Config TCP/IP Networking manually -command line

This chapter deals with all the basic files usually text files related to TCP/IP networking.It's very important to know the configurations files related to TCP/IP networking, so that you can edit and configure the files if necessary. Remember that our server doesn't have an Xwindow interface to configure files via graphical interface. Even if you use a GUI in your daily activities it is important to know how to configure network in text mode. The following sections describe the basic TCP/IP configuration files.