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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 9. TCP/IP

This chapter will discuss how to use TCP/IP in Linux. Most readers will have some knowledge of this topic, but it is likely you will have some gaps somewhere. So we will cover this topic assuming no prior knowledge. This means there may be some background information that some readers are already familiar with.

TCP/IP is a suite of protocols that are used for all modern network and Internet traffic. There was a time when various vendors had proprietary protocols for their local networks. Apple used AppleTalk, Novell used IPX/SPX, Microsoft used NetBEUI, but UNIX and UNIX-based systems have always used TCP/IP. And, in fact, all major operating systems now use TCP/IP for network traffic. TCP/IP governs how you find computers, servers, ...

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