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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2 by Brad Miser

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Monitoring and Administering a Network

In addition to the tools you need to configure and start various network services, such as file sharing or FTP, Mac OS X includes tools you can use to monitor and administer your network. Two of these are the Network Utility, which enables you to diagnose your network connections, and NetInfo Manager, which provides comprehensive control over many aspects of a Mac OS X machine.

Using the Network Utility to Assess Your Network

The Network Utility provides a set of tools you can use to assess the condition of communication across machines on your network as well as a set of tools to enable you to get information about various sites on your network and on the Internet.

When you launch Network Utility (Applications/Utilities), ...

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