The Perfect Server - Fedora 15 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] - Page 2

Go to the Wired tab, select the network interface (please note that Fedora 15 uses BIOS names for devices, that's why your network card is named like p3p1 instead of eth0 - we will change that later on; you can find more info about this on and click on Edit...:

Mark the Connect automatically checkbox and go to the IPv4 Settings tab and select Manual in the Method drop-down menu. Fill in one, two, or three nameservers (separated by comma) in the DNS servers field (e.g.,, then click on the Add button next to the Addresses area:

Now give your network card a static IP address and netmask (in this tutorial I'm using the IP address and netmask for demonstration purposes; if you are not sure about the right values, might help you). Also fill in your gateway (e.g. and click on the Save... button:

Next click on Close in the Network Connections window:

The details for the last two repositories should now be retrieved, and the checkboxes in front of them should be marked. Click on Next:

Now we must select the package groups we want to install. Select Editors, Text-based Internet, Development Libraries, Development Tools, DNS Name Server, FTP Server, Mail Server, MySQL Database, Server Configuration Tools, Web Server, Administration Tools, Base, Hardware Support, Java, System Tools (unselect all other package groups) and click on Next:

The installation begins. This will take a few minutes:

Finally, the installation is complete, and you can remove your DVD from the computer and reboot it:

After the reboot, log in as root.

I want to install ISPConfig at the end of this tutorial which comes with its own firewall. That's why I disable the default Fedora firewall now. Of course, you are free to leave it on and configure it to your needs (but then you shouldn't use any other firewall later on as it will most probably interfere with the Fedora firewall).



... and disable the firewall. Hit OK afterwards:

Confirm your choice by selecting Yes:

If you did not configure your network card during the installation (because you did not select the additional online repositories), you can do that now. Run...


... and go to Device configuration:

Select your network interface (as I mentioned earlier, Fedora 15 uses BIOS device names, so the network card should be named something like p3p1 - we will change that soon so that it's named eth0):

Then fill in your network details - disable DHCP and fill in a static IP address, a netmask, and your gateway, then hit Ok:

Next select Save:

You can also specify additional nameservers. Select DNS configuration:

Now you can fill in additional nameservers and hit Ok:

Hit Save&Quit afterwards:

You should run


now to check if the installer got your IP address right:

[root@server1 ~]# ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:100 (100.0 b)  TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)

p3p1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:29:15:60:FA
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fe15:60fa/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4678 (4.5 KiB)  TX bytes:10308 (10.0 KiB)

[root@server1 ~]#

Check your /etc/resolv.conf if it lists all nameservers that you've previously configured:

cat /etc/resolv.conf

If nameservers are missing, run


and add the missing nameservers again.

Now, on to the configuration...

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From: Mad at: 2011-05-31 16:50:39

If you can, please submit an article on installing/ configuring latest versions of the following tools like a "newbie" on Fedora desktop:

1. Sun Java (JDK)

2. NetBeans IDE

3. LAMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP, PHP My Admin)

I'm a college student of IT currently using above packages on Ubuntu, perhaps willing to move on to Fedora 15 soon. Thanks!

From: Snog at: 2012-04-07 15:16:15

If after adding biosdevname=0 to the kernel line you still can't see eth# when you do ifconfig, edit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and change the name for each ethernet device.

From: Anonymous at: 2011-06-24 03:07:24

Problem starting named in Fedora 15 (x86-64) after install ISPConfig 3:

 [root@web install]# service named start

Starting named (via systemctl):  Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details.


From: mikitu at: 2011-10-29 15:29:05

try yum remove bind and yum install bind

it works for me