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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide (Sixth Edition) by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 12
Network Configuration
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As with most modern operating systems, Linux distributions ship with a robust set of capable graphical tools for administrating most of the networking-related functions within the system. Examples of these tools include NetworkManager (nm) and Wireless Interface Connection Daemon (WICD). Invariably, the GUI tools are merely pretty front-ends for manipulating plain-text files in the back-end.
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