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Setting up your network

Setting up your network.

Earlier this week, you should have downloaded the virtual machines (VMs) required for the following practical exercise. Please refer back to the step ‘setting up a virtual lab’ if you have not done this.

Before we start the Linux skills builder activity, we need to check and, if required, configure the networking in our VMs.

Watch the video to find the commands to configure basic networking in Linux. Remember these steps as it is a good idea to run them at the beginning of each exercise.

Note: If you are using CUEHaliLight VM, your networking should be already set up for the exercise. Verify this by looking at the IP addresses of the network interfaces.

If this is not the case for some reason, the following two commands should set you up for the lab:

ifconfig eth1 192.168.5.10 netmask 255.255.255.0
ip route add 192.168.5.0/24 dev eth1
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