Before you can configure your Linux system to participate on a computer network, you have to first install some kind of network interface and then configure it to work on your particular network. Back in the early days of networking, you could choose from a variety of network interfaces and network protocols. For example, when I first started managing computer networks, I pretty much had three choices for my network infrastructure:
• Token Ring
For network protocols, you could choose from the Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) protocol or the Internet Protocol (IP), as well as some upper-layer protocols such as NetBIOS.
Arcnet has been dead and gone for some time. It has completely disappeared from the ...