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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.9</version> 11<version>2.10</version>
12<date>2005-06-24</date> 12<date>2005-06-28</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>
238</note> 238</note>
239 239
240<p> 240<p>
241All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses 241All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses
242a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up 242a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up
243networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything :) 243networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything. A fully
244</p> 244commented example that covers many different configurations is available in
245 245<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>.
246<p> 246</p>
247
248<p>
249DHCP is used by default and does not require any further configuration.
250</p>
251
252<p>
253If you need to configure your network connection either because you need
254specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open
247First open <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> 255<path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> is used in
248is used in this example): 256this example):
249</p> 257</p>
250 258
251<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing"> 259<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing">
252# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i> 260# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
253</pre> 261</pre>
254 262
255<p> 263<p>
256The first variable you'll find is called <c>config_eth0</c>. As you can probably 264You will see the following file:
257imagine, this variable configured the eth0 network interface. If the interface
258needs to automatically obtain an IP address through DHCP, you should set it
259like so:
260</p>
261
262<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0">
263config_eth0=( "dhcp" )
264</pre>
265
266<p> 265</p>
266
267<pre caption="Default /etc/conf.d/net">
268# This blank configuration will automatically use DHCP for any net.*
269# scripts in /etc/init.d. To create a more complete configuration,
270# please review /etc/conf.d/net.example and save your configuration
271# in /etc/conf.d/net (this file :]!).
272</pre>
273
274<p>
267However, if you have to enter your own IP address, netmask and gateway, you need 275To enter your own IP address, netmask and gateway, you need
268to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>: 276to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>:
269</p> 277</p>
270 278
271<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0"> 279<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0">
272config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0" ) 280config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0" )
273routes_eth0=( "default gw 192.168.0.1" ) 281routes_eth0=( "default gw 192.168.0.1" )
274</pre> 282</pre>
283
284<p>
285To use DHCP and add specific DHCP options, define <c>config_eth0</c> and
286<c>dhcp_eth0</c>:
287</p>
288
289<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0">
290config_eth0=( "dhcp" )
291dhcp_eth0="nodns nontp nonis"
292</pre>
293
294<p>
295Please read <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path> for a list of all available
296options.
297</p>
275 298
276<p> 299<p>
277If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for 300If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for
278<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc. 301<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc.
279</p> 302</p>
431When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit. 454When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit.
432</p> 455</p>
433 456
434<p> 457<p>
435As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary 458As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary
436configuration variables. Among other settings, you can configure your console 459configuration variables. You can configure your system to use unicode and
437fonts, your default editor and your display manager (like gdm or kdm). 460define your default editor and your display manager (like gdm or kdm).
438</p> 461</p>
439 462
440<p> 463<p>
441Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> to handle keyboard configuration. 464Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> to handle keyboard configuration.
442Edit it to configure your keyboard. 465Edit it to configure your keyboard.
500<note> 523<note>
501The following section applies to the IBM POWER5 and JS20 hardware platforms. 524The following section applies to the IBM POWER5 and JS20 hardware platforms.
502</note> 525</note>
503 526
504<p> 527<p>
505If you are running Gentoo in an LPAR or on a JS20 blade, you must uncomment 528If you are running Gentoo in an LPAR or on a JS20 blade, you must uncomment the
506the hvc line in /etc/inittab for the virtual console to spawn a login prompt. 529hvc line in <path>/etc/inittab</path> for the virtual console to spawn a login
530prompt.
507</p> 531</p>
508 532
509<pre caption="Enabling hvc support in /etc/inittab"> 533<pre caption="Enabling hvc support in /etc/inittab">
510hvc:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -nl /bin/bashlogin 9600 hvc0 vt220 534hvc:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -nl /bin/bashlogin 9600 hvc0 vt220
511</pre> 535</pre>

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