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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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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.2</version> 11<version>7.3</version>
12<date>2006-09-08</date> 12<date>2006-09-12</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
210To improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c> 210To improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
211mount option, which results in a faster system since access times 211mount option, which results in a faster system since access times
212aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway). 212aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway).
213</p> 213</p>
214 214
215<p> 215<p>
216Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue. 216Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue.
217</p> 217</p>
218 218
219</body> 219</body>
220</subsection> 220</subsection>
221</section> 221</section>
222<section> 222<section>
223<title>Networking Information</title> 223<title>Networking Information</title>
224<subsection> 224<subsection>
225<title>Host name</title> 225<title>Host name, Domainname, etc</title>
226<body> 226<body>
227 227
228<p> 228<p>
229One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be 229One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be
230quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the 230quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the
231appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you 231appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you
232choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system 232choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system
233<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>. 233<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>.
234</p> 234</p>
235 235
236<pre caption="Setting the host name"> 236<pre caption="Setting the host name">
237# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i> 237# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i>
238 238
239<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment> 239<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment>
240HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>" 240HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>"
241</pre> 241</pre>
242 242
243<p>
244Second we set the domainname in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>:
245</p>
246
247<pre caption="Setting the domainname">
248# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
249
250<comment>(Set the dns_domain variable to your domain name)</comment>
251dns_domain_lo="<i>homenetwork</i>"
252</pre>
253
254<p>
255If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have
256one), you need to define that one too:
257</p>
258
259<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname">
260# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
261
262<comment>(Set the nis_domain variable to your NIS domain name)</comment>
263nis_domain_lo="<i>my-nisdomain</i>"
264</pre>
265
243</body> 266</body>
244</subsection> 267</subsection>
245<subsection> 268<subsection>
246<title>Configuring your Network</title> 269<title>Configuring your Network</title>
247<body> 270<body>
248 271
249<p> 272<p>
250Before you get that "Hey, we've had that already"-feeling, you should remember 273Before you get that "Hey, we've had that already"-feeling, you should remember
251that the networking you set up in the beginning of the Gentoo installation was 274that the networking you set up in the beginning of the Gentoo installation was
252just for the installation. Right now you are going to configure networking for 275just for the installation. Right now you are going to configure networking for
253your Gentoo system permanently. 276your Gentoo system permanently.
254</p> 277</p>
255 278
256<note> 279<note>
257More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like 280More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like

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