means to set up for operation in a certain way. Desktop machines need to be configured,
or set up in a certain way, when you switch your ISP or when you add a new machine to the network. The process is basically the same for each circumstance. If you connect to the Internet through a modem, your system might be configured automatically based on information supplied by your ISP. If you connect to the Internet through a network, you may have to configure your system manually.
The system administrator should supply you with the necessary information.
Configuring the desktop involves modifying some or all of the following:
- TCP/IP settings
- HOSTS files
- MIME settings
To configure TCP/IP on a Macintosh, from the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then select TCP/IP. The settings shown in the table below
appear. For information about the settings to use for your system, talk with your system administrator or ISP.