How to Configure Internet access on a CentOS Minimal install

By default a CentOS minimal install can't connect to the network or the internet, in order to configure it to access the outside world you need to follow the following steps:

Configure the DHCP client on the default network interface eth0 by executing the following command:

dhclient eth0

Edit the main network configuration file to make sure networking is enabled using the command

vi /etc/sysconfig/network

and make sure that it has networking set to yes


Edit the network configuration file for eth0 to enable it to use a dynamic ip using dhcp

vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

Modify the file to have the following


Save the file and then restart the network service using the following command

service network restart

Make sure that eh0 has pulled an IP using the following command


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