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UNIX® User’s Handbook, Second Edition by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 16. Networking

Networking varies greatly from installation to installation. Some installations, such as highly centralized and isolated systems that have only ASCII terminals connected to the system, require the system administrator to pay very little attention to networking. Other installations, such as highly distributed environments in which thousands of systems are connected to a network that may span many geographic sites, may require the system administrator to pay a great deal of attention to networking. In this second scenario, the amount of time a system administrator devotes to networking may exceed the amount of time spent on all other system administration functions combined! Rather than ignoring networking altogether, as the ...

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