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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 9. Networking and the Internet

IN THIS CHAPTER

Types of Networks and How They Work

Communicate over a Network

Network Utilities

Distributed Computing

Usenet

Tutorial: Using pine as a Newsreader

Netnews with Mozilla

WWW: World Wide Web

The communications facilities linking computers are continually improving, allowing faster and more economical connections. The earliest computers were unconnected stand-alone machines. To transfer information from one system to another, you had to store it in some form (usually magnetic tape, paper tape, or punch cards—called IBM or Hollerith cards), carry it to a compatible system, and read it back in. A notable advance occurred when computers began to exchange data over serial lines, although the transfer rate ...

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