Restarting Your Network
Whenever you make a configuration change to your network, you must restart Linux networking services in order for the change to take effect. If you find that annoying, just be thankful that you don't have to restart the entire computer. Simply restarting the network services is sufficient.
You can restart the network services from a GNOME desktop by following these steps:
- Choose System → Administration → Services.
The Service Configuration window appears.
- Select the Network service.
You have to scroll down the list of services to find it.
- Click the Restart button.
The service is stopped and then started again. When finished, a small dialog box appears, displaying the message, "Network restart successful."
- Click OK.
You return to the Service Configuration window.
- Close the Service Configuration window.
If you prefer working in a command shell, you can restart the network by entering the command service network restart. This results in a display similar to the following:
Shutting down interface eth0: [ OK ] Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ] Setting network parameters: [ OK ] Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ] Bringing up interface eth0: [ OK ]
In this tutorial:
- Managing Linux Systems
- Planning a Linux Server Installation
- Installing Fedora 7
- Getting Used to Linux
- Understanding the file system
- On Again, Off Again
- Using GNOME
- Managing User Accounts
- Linux Network Configuration
- Restarting Your Network
- Working with Network Configuration Files
- The ifcfg files
- The resolv.conf file
- DHCP and DNS
- Configuring DHCP
- Running a DNS Server
- Running Apache
- Starting and Stopping Apache
- Confirming that Apache Is Running
- Using the HTTP Configuration Tool
- Restricting Access to an Apache Server
- Configuring Virtual Hosts
- Setting the Apache User Account
- Running Sendmail
- Installing Sendmail
- Modifying sendmail.mc
- Using SpamAssassin
- Using the Mail Console Client
- Running FTP
- Starting the vsftpd Service
- Configuring FTP