Managing Network Connections

Networking is a critical part of modern computing. Fortunately, most Linux distributions can often create a network connection automatically; however, sometimes 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.

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

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