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Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Uyless Black

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HOUR 17UNIX and Linux Networking

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

A short history of UNIX

UNIX and networking

Linux and networking

Numerous software vendors vigorously compete for market share in the Network Operating System (NOS) business. These software companies spend substantial money just on advertising. Each NOS offers a common set of services. Yet, each also has its own flavor. These services and their flavors will be explained in this hour.

One of the first “networked” operating systems (OSs) was UNIX. In this hour, we look at a short history of UNIX and examine the basics of how it works. We also explore Linux, a UNIX derivative. Linux is open source (code that is not copyrighted) and offers some interesting alternatives to other ...

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