CHAPTER 15Managing Network Connections

Networking is a critical part of modern computing. Fortunately, most Linux distributions can often create a network connection automatically. On occasion, however, this process doesn’t work, or you may need to tweak the connection or debug problems when they occur. This chapter therefore covers network configuration.

We begin by describing some basic network features that you must understand to manage your network configuration properly. We then describe the process of configuring a network connection. A few tests will help you track down and correct problems, so we explain them in case you run into difficulties. Finally, we explore the dark side of networking: the undesirables on the Internet and how ...

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