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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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17. Configuring and Monitoring a LAN

Networks allow computers to communicate and share resources. A local area network (LAN) connects computers at one site, such as an office, home, or library, and can allow the connected computers to share an Internet connection, files, and a printer. Of course, one of the most important reasons to set up a LAN is to allow systems to communicate while users enjoy multiplayer games.

This chapter covers the two aspects of configuring a LAN: setting up the hardware and configuring the software. It is not necessarily organized in the order you will ...

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