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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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The Network in Practice

So, you understand how everything hooks together and are ready to move on, right? Don't think so. Let's see how this works in the real world. Some of this explanation touches on stuff that we'll cover later in this chapter, but if you're reading this book you're probably conversant enough with networks to be able to follow it. If you're having trouble, reread this section after reading the remainder of this chapter. ( Just buy a second copy of this book, cut these pages out of the second copy, and glue them in at the end of this chapter.)

Suppose a user connected to the Internet via your network wants to look at Yahoo! The user accesses his web browser and enters the URL.The browser application knows how to talk to the next ...

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