I am a complete Linux newbie, but we have quite a few spare Dedicated Machines available right now, so I decided to setup CentOS 6.2 on one of them and start getting more familiar with it. Obviously the first step after install is to configure the NIC, however I am having a lot of trouble getting it working.
I used the instructions from HERE and the IP Address block assigned to this machine is 126.96.36.199/29
Here are my settings, and I made sure to reset after making all of the changes. Is there something wrong with any of them I am missing?
DEVICE="eth0" BOOTPROTO=static NM_CONTROLLED="yes" HWADDR="00:25:90:01:04:52" IPADDRESS=188.8.131.52 NETMASK=255.255.255.248 ONBOOT="yes"
NETWORKING=yes HOSTNAME=centos.xfs.com GATEWAY=184.108.40.206
nameserver 220.127.116.11 nameserver 18.104.22.168