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Old 12-15-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
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Newbie: Now to configure DNS and gateway

I am running Fedora core 5 on my linux box. Usually it detected my network settings, or I would just run dhclient.
However, something went wrong with my router and it's no longer being picked up automatically as DNS and gateway. On my windows machines, I would usually go into TCP/IP settings and configure:
IP: (IP address of my linux box)
Gateway: (IP of my D-link router)
Default DNS server:

On my linux box:
I just run
ifconfig eth0
to set the IP, not sure how to set up DNS and Gateway

How do I do this in linux, is there a quick command do set these things: specify the gateway and the Default DNS so the internet works?

Thank you very much for your help in advance!!

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Old 12-15-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Login to your router and make sure the DHCP service is still running. Sounds like you may have accidentally shut it down.
Old 12-15-2006, 02:10 PM   #3
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Manual DNS/Gateway configuration.

Your DHCP server is probably just disabled, but I have written up terse instructions for you to follow anyway. It's a good thing to know!

if you use route to manage your routing tables like I do, seting a default gateway is easy...
route add default gw

dns is really easy. Edit the file /etc/resolv.conf and add the line

the routing table will need to be configured each time your computer starts. Fedora should provide a utility for setting the default gateway. /etc/resolv.conf is just a regular file, and will persist until changed by you or by automatic configuration via dhcp.

Good luck.


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