Network - Red Hat Linux

The Network tab lets you provide networking information for a server, such as its IP and DNS configuration.


Linux supports IP addresses assigned by the DHCP server and does not support Static IPv6 addresses.

Field definitions



Obtain an IP address automatically

Specifies that the network connection should obtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server.

Use the following IP address

Specifies that the network connection should use a static IP address that you specify. If you choose this option, provide the following information:

  • IP address
  • Subnet mask
  • Default gateway
  • DNS server

IP address

The static IP address that the network connection should use.

Subnet mask

The subnet mask number, which is used to identify which segment of the network the server is on.

Default gateway

The address of the IP router that is used to forward traffic to destinations outside of the local network.

Obtain IPv6 from DHCPSelect this check box if you want to obtain an IPv6 address from DHCP.

Obtain DNS server automatically

Specifies that the DHCP server should provide the addresses for DNS servers.

Use the following DNS server address

Specifies that you want to manually configure a DNS server. Select this option and enter an IP address for DNS Server.

DNS server

The IP address of the DNS Server.

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