Chapter 9. Setting up basic networking

Table of Contents
Installing Netkit-base
Installing Net-tools
Creating the /etc/init.d/localnet boot script
Creating the /etc/sysconfig/network file
Creating the /etc/hosts file
Creating the /etc/init.d/ethnet script


This chapter will setup basic networking. Although the system might not be connected to a network, Linux software uses network functions anyway. We'll be installing at least the local loopback device and a network card as well if applicable. Also the proper boot scripts will be created so that networking will be enabled during boot time.