Client Configuration

Client configuration is a many-leveled beast, consisting of operating system tasks such as installing protocols; application tasks such as choosing or coding to a specific Application Programming Interface (API), provider, or driver; and maintenance tasks such as configuring network settings, building connection strings, and so on. The following sections cover a broad range of these tasks, focusing on the most common. Many examples utilize TCP/IP both because it is the default protocol for remote clients and because it is the most widely used.

No chapter can cover all the possible ways of connecting, but this one is designed to give you the tools you need to get set up right from the start and to navigate your way in case ...

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