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Practical Linux Topics by Chris Binnie

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CHAPTER 11

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Nattier Networks

If you’re a sysadmin who faces networking challenges on a daily basis, there’s a reasonable chance that you have picked up the essentials as well as a few extras along the way. Don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely fine to only learn what you need to if the majority of your day is spent software patching and not concerned with networking.

In this chapter, I intend to avoid the full “Networking 101” explanation of how, what, why, and where but instead extol the virtue of the ip command to help you pick up some more of the basics. I’ll begin with a review of the older networking tool that many sysadmins used first, ifconfig ...

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