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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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TCP/IP Networking

The Solaris operating system implements the TCP/IP networking model. Although Solaris can use several types of networking hardware architectures such as Ethernet, Token Ring, and FDDI to communicate with other systems, Ethernet is the de facto networking architecture.

Features and Functions of Ethernet

The Data Link Layer of the TCP/IP Model controls the transfer of data across a network media. In an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN), the Ethernet frame is used at the Data Link Layer to package and transmit the data.

The hosts on an Ethernet LAN are assigned unique addresses that are associated with the Data Link Layer. These addresses are referred to as Ethernet addresses, hardware addresses, physical addresses, and/or Media ...

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