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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>2.20</version> 11<version>2.21</version>
12<date>2006-07-28</date> 12<date>2006-08-23</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Filesystem Information</title> 15<title>Filesystem Information</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>What is fstab?</title> 17<title>What is fstab?</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in 21Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in
22<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions 22<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions
23(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted 23(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted
24and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount 24and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount
25them or not, etc.) 25them or not, etc.)
26</p> 26</p>
27 27
339the PCMCIA interfaces are started by the PCMCIA init script. 339the PCMCIA interfaces are started by the PCMCIA init script.
340</p> 340</p>
341 341
342<pre caption="Adding net.eth0 to the default runlevel"> 342<pre caption="Adding net.eth0 to the default runlevel">
343# <i>rc-update add net.eth0 default</i> 343# <i>rc-update add net.eth0 default</i>
344</pre> 344</pre>
345 345
346<p> 346<p>
347If you have several network interfaces, you need to create the appropriate 347If you have several network interfaces, you need to create the appropriate
348<path>net.eth1</path>, <path>net.eth2</path> etc. initscripts for those. You can 348<path>net.eth1</path>, <path>net.eth2</path> etc. initscripts for those. You can
349use <c>ln</c> to do this: 349use <c>ln</c> to do this:
350</p> 350</p>
351 351
352<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts"> 352<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts">
353# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i> 353# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i>
354# <i>ln -s net.eth0 net.eth1</i> 354# <i>ln -s net.lo net.eth1</i>
355# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i> 355# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i>
356</pre> 356</pre>
357 357
358</body> 358</body>
359</subsection> 359</subsection>
360<subsection> 360<subsection>
361<title>Writing Down Network Information</title> 361<title>Writing Down Network Information</title>
362<body> 362<body>
363 363
364<p> 364<p>
365You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in 365You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in
366<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving host names to IP addresses for 366<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving host names to IP addresses for
367hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. You need to define your system. 367hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. You need to define your system.
368You may also want to define other systems on your network if you don't want to 368You may also want to define other systems on your network if you don't want to
369set up your own internal DNS system. 369set up your own internal DNS system.

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