Host configuration

Each host machine on your network must be configured to function according to the needs of the end users and the network as a whole.

For each host on the network, you must configure the network interface, set the Internet address, and set the host name. You also must set up static routes to gateways or other hosts, specify daemons to be started by default, and set up the /etc/hosts file for name resolution (or set up the host to use a name server for name resolution).