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Linux with Operating System Concepts by Richard Fox

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Chapter 12

Network Configuration

The learning outcomes of this chapter are

  • To understand the nature of a computer network
  • To understand the TCP/IP protocol
  • To be able to configure the Linux network through configuration files and services, including the Linux firewall
  • To understand the difference between static and dynamic IP addresses and how to use DHCP
  • To be able to use the network program ip
  • To be able to write scripts that support network-monitoring activities

12.1 Introduction

Without network access, you are limited to the software that comes with your computer and are unable to access any network resources (printers, file servers, web servers, etc.). To establish network access, you need to do the following:

  • Have a network interface ...

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