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LinuxMonth: Linux Network Basics, Graphical Network Configuration

Apr 07, 2000, 15:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newhall)

[ Thanks to Baiju Thakkar for this link. ]

"I will break this up in to four sections this month. The first section will be necessary reading, and you can read whatever else you are interested in. The first will contain some basic and general information about configuring your network. The second will be about using the netcfg tool to configure an Ethernet connection. The third section will be about using the netcfg tool to configure a DUN(Dial Up Networking) or PPP(Point to Point Protocol) connection and the forth will be a feedback and question section. You can read this through or just read major sections 2,3 or 4, whatever you prefer."

"How does netcfg work?
It is a front end to ifup, ifdown, ifconfig, route and other assorted goodies. It is fairly successful in bringing all those commands in to one simple interface. Strangely I have yet to see a page with graphical instructions on how to make this work, I aim to change that."

"What if it doesn't work? Am I out of luck?
Not at all. I am really only covering the strait and narrow here. There are lots of valid configurations that I don't even graze here. I will cover many more topics in future columns and there other sources."

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