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Internet Security You Can Afford: Using Untangle™ as Your Internet Gateway by Christopher Dawson

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CHAPTER 2

NETWORKING 101

It’s impossible to fully understand the use, setup, and function of Untangle without first having a basic understanding of networking technologies. Although a deep understanding of network protocols and topologies is not a prerequisite for setting up an Untangle gateway or, for that matter, using this book, Untangle is a useful entry point to networking applications.

This chapter provides high-level overviews of the technologies and best practices associated with the creation and maintenance of computer networks suitable to small and home offices, schools, libraries, and other scenarios that match the scope of this book and DIY Untangle gateways.

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This is one of those chapters that can be easily glossed over by experienced ...

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