ISP Server Setup - OpenSUSE 10 - Page 3

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Submitted by till (Contact Author) (Forums) on Fri, 2005-09-16 13:35. ::

Now we do the network configuration. Hit the [Tab] key until the window with the settings is highlighted, then hit the cursor keys until Network Interfaces is highlighted and hit return.

On the next screen that appears, hit the [Tab] key until [Edit] is highlighted, then hit return:

I do not want to get IP addresses from a DHCP server because a server should have static IP addresses so I change this by selecting Static Address Setup and enter an IP Address (e.g. and a Subnet Mask (e.g.

Under Host Name and Name Server Configuration I set my hostname and enter up to 3 DNS servers (e.g. and

Under Routing Configuration I set my gateway (e.g.

Under Advanced -> Additional Addresses you can set additional IP addresses. I want to create a virtual network card eth0:0 with the IP address (my main one is in this example) so I select Additional Addresses:

Then select Add to enter the additional IP address.

I enter an Alias Name (0), my additional IP address ( and my netmask (

Click on OK, then OK again:

Back to the main Network Configuration screen, and then Next:

The network configuration is being saved:

Now the internet connection of the system is tested and you may download the latest updates from a SUSE mirror and install them:

When asked how users should authenticate choose Local (/etc/passwd):

Create a second user other than root (e.g. admin):

The system configuration gets written:

Read the release notes (if you like...) and select Next + hit Enter:

Finally YaST performs a hardware check (graphics cards, printers, sound, TV cards and Bluetooth). You can accept the results of this check as this hardware is not important for a server.

Congratulations! Your base installation is complete.

On to the next step...

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