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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Introduction

Purists among you will note that the commands covered in this section are usually associated with TCP/IP and thus might organizationally have been included in that chapter. My justification for organizing them into two chapters is that these commands are concerned with accomplishing actual work in a network environment, whereas the commands in the TCP/IP chapter are more concerned with the infrastructure used to facilitate that work. Also the TCP/ IP chapter was getting awfully long.

The commands covered in this chapter include

ftp Transfer files between networked machines.
hostname Display or set name of host.
netstat Display network usage information.
ping Request confirmation packed from remote host.
rarp Reverse Address Resolution ...

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