The preferred way of setting up your network connection is through the use
of the netconfig program. Run this as root and you will be presented
with a series of questions to answer. The program will then edit the
You will also need kernel support for your network card. The netconfig
program can probe your system for a network card and enable it. Or you can
edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and select your card.
You can, of course, edit the network configuration files by hand. They are
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet2, which are discussed in
greater detail below.