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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Q&A

Q1: Do Apple Macintosh networks work like a telephone network, too? What about AppleTalk?
A1: Modern Macintosh computers use TCP/IP—in fact, Mac OS/X is built on top of UNIX, which is highly TCP/IP-based. There is a certain amount of legacy AppleTalk out there, and I don’t talk about it specifically in this book. However, all the general concepts of networking apply. You still have a network interface, shared media, network numbers, name services, and so on—the specifics are just different. AppleTalk is a protocol and has its own rules and regulations, just like TCP/IP or IPX/SPX.
Q2: What about IPv6? Do you cover that in this book?
A2: No. IPv6 (a shorthand for TCP/IP, version 6) is not in use in most production (versus experimental) networks; ...

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