Getting started

You can start Network Administration Tool in the following ways:

System menu

Choose Administration ▸ Networking.

Command line

Execute the following command: network-admin

When you start Network Administration Tool, you will be prompted for the administrator password, this is necessary because the changes done with this tool will affect the whole system.

After entering the administrator password, the following window is displayed.

Figure 1Network Administration Tool main window

The Network Administration Tool main window contains four tabbed sections:


Shows all network interfaces, it also allows you to modify their settings.


Allows you to modify your system host name and domain name.


Contains two sections, the DNS servers are what your computer use for resolving the IP addresses from the domain names. The search domains are the default domains in which your system will search any host when no domain is specified.


Shows the list of aliases for accessing other computers.