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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Filesystem Information</title> 11<title>Filesystem Information</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
89/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto 1 2 89/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto 1 2
90</pre> 90</pre>
91 91
92<p> 92<p>
93Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c> 93Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
94option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times 94option as a mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times
95aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway): 95aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway):
96</p> 96</p>
97 97
98<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 98<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab">
99/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2 99/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
165<body> 165<body>
166 166
167<p> 167<p>
168One of the choices the user has to make is name his PC. This seems to be quite 168One of the choices the user has to make is name his PC. This seems to be quite
169easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the appropriate 169easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the appropriate
170name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you choose can 170name for their Linux PC. To speed things up, know that any name you choose can
171be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system 171be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system
172<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>. 172<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>.
173</p> 173</p>
174 174
175<p> 175<p>
242iface_eth0="<i>&lt;your ip address&gt;</i> broadcast <i>&lt;your broadcast address&gt;</i> netmask <i>&lt;your netmask&gt;</i>" 242iface_eth0="<i>&lt;your ip address&gt;</i> broadcast <i>&lt;your broadcast address&gt;</i> netmask <i>&lt;your netmask&gt;</i>"
243</pre> 243</pre>
244 244
245<p> 245<p>
246If you use DHCP (automatic IP retrieval), you should just set <c>iface_eth0</c> 246If you use DHCP (automatic IP retrieval), you should just set <c>iface_eth0</c>
247to <c>dhcp</c>. If you use rp-pppoe (e.g. for ADSL), set it to <c>up</c>.
247to <c>dhcp</c>. However, if you need to setup your network manually and you're 248If you need to setup your network manually and you're
248not familiar with all the above terms, please read the section on <uri 249not familiar with all the above terms, please read the section on <uri
249link="?part=1&amp;chap=3#doc_chap4_sect3">Understanding Network 250link="?part=1&amp;chap=3#doc_chap4_sect3">Understanding Network
250Terminology</uri> if you haven't done so already. 251Terminology</uri> if you haven't done so already.
251</p> 252</p>
252 253
253<p> 254<p>
254So let us give two examples; the first one uses DHCP, the second one a static IP 255So let us give three examples; the first one uses DHCP, the second one a static
255(192.168.0.2) with netmask 255.255.255.0, broadcast 192.168.0.255 and gateway 256IP (192.168.0.2) with netmask 255.255.255.0, broadcast 192.168.0.255 and
256192.168.0.1: 257gateway 192.168.0.1 while the third one just activates the interface for
258rp-pppoe usage:
257</p> 259</p>
258 260
259<pre caption="Examples for /etc/conf.d/net"> 261<pre caption="Examples for /etc/conf.d/net">
260<comment>(For DHCP:)</comment> 262<comment>(For DHCP:)</comment>
261iface_eth0="dhcp" 263iface_eth0="dhcp"
262 264
263<comment>(For static IP:)</comment> 265<comment>(For static IP:)</comment>
264iface_eth0="192.168.0.2 broadcast 192.168.0.255 netmask 255.255.255.0" 266iface_eth0="192.168.0.2 broadcast 192.168.0.255 netmask 255.255.255.0"
265gateway="eth0/192.168.0.1" 267gateway="eth0/192.168.0.1"
268
269<comment>(For rp-pppoe:)</comment>
270iface_eth0="up"
266</pre> 271</pre>
267 272
268<p> 273<p>
269If you have several network interfaces, create extra <c>iface_eth</c> variables, 274If you have several network interfaces, create extra <c>iface_eth</c> variables,
270like <c>iface_eth1</c>, <c>iface_eth2</c> etc. The <c>gateway</c> variable 275like <c>iface_eth1</c>, <c>iface_eth2</c> etc. The <c>gateway</c> variable
322# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i> 327# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i>
323</pre> 328</pre>
324 329
325<pre caption="Filling in the networking information"> 330<pre caption="Filling in the networking information">
326127.0.0.1 localhost 331127.0.0.1 localhost
327192.168.0.5 jenny 332192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny
328192.168.0.6 benny 333192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny
329192.168.0.7 tux 334192.168.0.7 tux.homenetwork tux
330</pre> 335</pre>
331 336
332<p> 337<p>
333If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name 338If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name
334resolution) a single line is sufficient: 339resolution) a single line is sufficient:

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