Chapter 18 Networking Basics

In order to correctly configure your network, be able to troubleshoot network issues, and properly secure network connections, you need to understand some basic principles of networking first. The goal of this chapter is to cover these principles.

We start by discussing some essential network terms, including hosts, IP addresses, and protocols. Also included in this chapter is a discussion on subnetting and network ports.

It is important to keep in mind that this chapter focuses on the essentials of networking. Networking is a very large topic, and entire books are devoted to the principles and features of modern networking environments. We encourage you to learn more about networking than what is provided in this ...

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