We previously made sure our machine can access the internet. In this post, we’ll configure our machine so that we can access it from the local network, without ever knowing its IP address.
In my previously misleadingly titled “Setting up an environment” post, we created a brand new minimal CentOS 7 installation. The title is misleading in the sense that in order to set up an environment, I’ll need far more than a few posts to explore and configure an ideal environment.
In this post, we’ll configure networking and make sure we can reach the Internet!
So, in order to have a vanilla environment where I’ll get to play around and have to configure most of the stuff myself (in order to force myself to learn), I decided to install CentOS 7 in a virtual machine. This will give the added benefit of keeping snapshots so that in case I get locked out of the linux box, I’ll be able to just revert to a previous snapshot. Of course, I could use a filesystem that supports snapshots itself, however I don’t want to. 😛 That’s something that I would like to learn on the distant future, so, point and click snapshots for the time being.