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Red Hat - Linux 9 Customization Guide

Red Hat - Linux 9 Customization Guide

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A token ring network is a network in which all the computers are connected in a circular pattern.
A token, or a special network packet, travels around the token ring and allows computers to send
information to each other.

Tip

For more information on using token ring under Linux, refer to the Linux Token Ring Project website
available at http://www.linuxtr.net/.

To add a token ring connection, follow these steps:

1. Click the Devices tab.

2. Click the New button on the toolbar.

3. Select Token Ring connection from the Device Type list and click Forward.

4. If you have already added the token ring card to the hardware list, select it from the Ethernet
card
list. Otherwise, select Other Tokenring Card to add the hardware device.

5. If you selected Other Tokenring Card, the Select Token Ring Adapter window as shown
in Figure 12-10 appears. Select the manufacturer and model of the adapter. Select the device
name. If this is the system’s first token ring card, select tr0; if this is the second token ring card,
select tr1 (and so on). The Network Administration Tool also allows the user to configure the
resources for the adapter. Click Forward to continue.

Chapter 12. Network Configuration

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Figure 12-10. Token Ring Settings

6. On the Configure Network Settings page, choose between DHCP and static IP address. You
may specify a hostname for the device. If the device receives a dynamic IP address each time
the network is started, do not specify a hostname. Click Forward to continue.

7. Click Apply on the Create Tokenring Device page.

After configuring the token ring device, it appears in the device list as shown in Figure 12-11.

Figure 12-11. Token Ring Device

Be sure to select File => Save to save the changes.

After adding the device, you can edit its configuration by selecting the device from the device list and
clicking Edit. For example, you can configure whether the device is started at boot time.

When the device is added, it is not activated immediately, as seen by its Inactive status. To activate
the device, select it from the device list, and click the Activate button. If the system is configured
to activate the device when the computer starts (the default), this step does not have to be performed
again.

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Chapter 12. Network Configuration

12.7. Establishing a CIPE Connection

CIPE stands for Crypto IP Encapsulation. It is used to configure an IP tunneling device. For example,
CIPE can be used to grant access from the outside world into a Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you
need to setup a CIPE device, contact your system administrator for the correct values.

Figure 12-12. CIPE Settings

Tip

For more information on CIPE and setting up CIPE, refer to the Red Hat Linux Security Guide.

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