Redhat network interface configuration

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Redhat Linux network interface names start with ethX. First Ethernet network interface name is eth0, second is eth1 and so on.

Login as a root user, use su - command:

$ su -

To list or display more information about network interface type command:

# ifconfig | less

To assign an IP address type following command:

# ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.1 up

To take down network interface type following command:

# ifconfig eth0 down

To configure network card using GUI tool type command:

# redhat-config-network

You can also type command setup and select network configuration from menu:

# setup

If you wish to configure network interface manually then you need to edit files stored in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ directory. For example here is my sample /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file for eth0 network interface:

DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=static
BROADCAST=192.168.1.255
HWADDR=00:0F:EA:91:04:07
IPADDR=192.168.1.111
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
NETWORK=192.168.1.0
ONBOOT=yes
TYPE=Ethernet

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1 shailendra mishra December 10, 2010 at 5:04 am

i like this command and please more information on my mail id “”

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2 Pedro InĂ¡cio February 22, 2011 at 9:47 am

Thanks you!

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3 amir August 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

I just install red hat linux in vmware player and it shows in GUI mode so how i can change in command line interface.

thanks

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4 vflash August 29, 2011 at 8:27 am

open your terminel.

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5 Mohamed September 25, 2011 at 6:33 am

HI Dears,

I am a new user in linux and I install redhat 4 into my machine. but I can not configure the network card. when I tried what you describ here, I found eth0 only and when I used ifconfig comand, there is a message the command is not exist. But I can see the help of ifconfig.

would you please help me to setup the network card step by step.

Thank you

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6 helper September 26, 2012 at 8:41 am

/sbin/ifconfig

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7 Dinesh Rao April 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

Dear Sir,
i like this command and please more information on my mail id &I am a new user in linux and I install redhat 4 into my machine. but I can not configure the network card. when I tried what you describ here, I found eth0 only and when I used ifconfig comand, there is a message the command is not exist. But I can see the help of ifconfig.& thangs

would you please help me to setup the network card step by step.

Thanks & Regards
Dinesh Rao

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