LPI Linux Certification/Persistent network configuration

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Detailed Objectives[edit]

(LPIC-1 Version 5.0)


Weight: 4


Description: Candidates should be able to manage the persistent network configuration of a Linux host.


Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Understand basic TCP/IP host configuration.
  • Configure ethernet and wi-fi network using NetworkManager.
  • Awareness of systemd-networkd.


The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • /etc/hostname
  • /etc/hosts
  • /etc/nsswitch.conf
  • /etc/resolv.conf
  • nmcli
  • hostnamectl
  • ifup
  • ifdown