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UNIX: The Complete Reference, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Richard Rosinski, Douglas Host, Kenneth Rosen, Rachel Klee

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CHAPTER 17Network Administration

Although a computer running the UNIX System is quite useful by itself, it is only when it is connected with other systems that the full capabilities of the system are realized. Earlier chapters have described how to use the many communications and networking capabilities of UNIX. These network capabilities include programs for electronic mail such as sendmail as well as TCP/IP utilities for remote login, remote execution, terminal emulation, and file transfer. They also include NFS (Network File System) and the associated management structure, NIS (Network Information Services).

In this chapter, you will learn how to administer your system so that it can connect with other systems to take advantage of these networking ...

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