O'Reilly logo

Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

8CONFIGURING NETWORKING

image

Now that you know enough networking to be dangerous, you can configure a network connection. While FreeBSD supports many different protocols, we’ll focus on the nearly ubiquitous Ethernet connection, generally delivered over CAT5 or CAT6 cables.1

We’ll start with the essentials for getting a host on the network and able to access other internet hosts. Raw TCP/IP connectivity isn’t enough, however; you also need the ability to resolve host names to IP addresses, so we’ll cover that next. Then we’ll talk about measuring network activity, performance, VLANs, and aggregating links.

Before you can do any of that, though, you ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required