Chapter 2. Introduction to Networking

Installing the Linux operating system is only the first step toward creating a fully functional departmental server or Web site. Almost all computers are now networked in some way to other devices; therefore, a basic understanding of networking and issues related to the topic will be essential to feeling comfortable with Linux servers.

This introductory chapter forms the foundation on which the following network configuration and troubleshooting chapters ...

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