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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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TCP/IP Configuration Utilities (ifconfig, ipconfig, and winipcfg)

A significant part of any network administrator's job is setting up and maintaining the devices that make a TCP/IP network function, a process generally called configuration. Networked hosts consist of both hardware and software that work together to implement all the layers and functions of the protocol stack. An administrator uses hardware tools to configure physical devices, performing tasks such as installing network interface cards, connecting cables, and manipulating switches and other hardware settings. Similarly, administrators need tools to configure the software that runs TCP/IP interfaces and controls the operation of higher-layer protocols on networked hosts. UNIX administrators ...

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