4.5. Identifying Common Network Problems

A client server environment cannot be all things to all people; each type of client server environment has its strengths and its weaknesses. It's important that you understand what to look for when troubleshooting the most common client server environments. This will help you identify and fix problems more accurately and therefore more quickly, enabling a user to remain productive.

4.5.1. Critical Information

Given a troubleshooting scenario between a client and the following server environments, you should be able to identify the cause of a stated problem.

4.5.1.1. Unix/Linux/Mac OS X Server

As we discussed in Chapter 3, Unix is a flexible operating system that is mostly command line driven. Linux ...

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