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Linux® Routing by Ron McCarty, Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Joe Brockmeier

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LAN Routing Basics

In this section, we’ll look at what a network admin will need to know to set up a local area network. Setting up a LAN with Linux is very simple these days.We can recall a time when the tools weren’t quite as mature as they are today, but Linux has come a long way in the last three or four years. Linux has always been very good at networking, but the set-up and configuration tools have gotten better over time.

Linux’s routing capabilities, however, have really come to the forefront in the 2.4.x kernel series. A lot of the more advanced capabilities aren’t necessary for simple LANs, though you might find the Netfilter framework makes life a lot easier in some ways.

Setting up the One-Part LAN

Setting up a one-part LAN is pretty ...

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