ISP Server Setup - OpenSUSE 10 - Page 3

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...

Till Brehm

About Till Brehm

Over 20 years experience as Software Developer and Linux System Administrator. Till Brehm is the founder and lead developer of the ISPConfig Hosting Control Panel software (since 2000) and he founded HowtoForge in 2005 as a place to share Linux knowledge with other Linux enthusiasts.

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