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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition by Joe Habraken

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Chapter 6. Configuring Peer-to-Peer Networks

In this chapter

  • Choosing a LAN protocol for peer-to-peer networking

  • Configuring LAN protocols on peer computers

  • Sharing resources in a Windows workgroup

  • Linux and Windows Workgroups

  • Configuring Samba

  • Accessing shared resources

We’ve taken a look at networking hardware, different network architectures, network protocols, and also discussed the differences between peer-to-peer networking and server-based networking. Now we can concentrate on configuring a peer-to-peer network. Although peer-to-peer networks are the simplest type of LAN you can create, you still need to know how to configure network protocols and share resources such as printers and files.

Be advised that you should only deploy a peer-to-peer ...

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