I am running Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) and would like to set up a static IP address. I work with RHEL so I thought I would be able to locate a file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 but I have no such file on my system .
What's the use of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* files ? In some cases ifconfig lists the interface eth0 but I don't find the corresponding ifcfg-eth0 file whereas in other instances if I create the ifcfg-eth1 file and restart the network like service network restart - this interface is not listed in ifconfig ??
I am using RHEL6, but I could not find the Ethernet interface configuration file ifcfg-eth0 under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. Issuing ifconfig -a shows that eth0 does exist. Could it be that the configuration file is hidden or saved in some other directory?