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Chapter 02 - Linux Networking and Security Chapter 2...

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Linux Networking and Security Chapter 2
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Configuring Basic Networking Describe how networking devices differ from other Linux devices Configure Linux networking using scripts and text-mode utilities Configure UNIX networking using popular graphic utilities Effectively use networking utilities to test a network and troubleshoot network problems Understand the IPX and AppleTalk protocols
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Understanding Networked Devices in Linux Linux design is based on the concept of the computer as a collection of devices Devices are accessed via the /dev directory A device driver is software that knows how to communicate with the device Linux networking devices differ from most other devices in several ways: They are installed in the Linux kernel Networking in Linux is handled by the kernel Can refer to software as well as hardware
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Understanding Networked Devices in Linux
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Understanding Networked Devices in Linux Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Allows a host to tie directly to a single computer Commonly used to connect a modem to an ISP Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) Transmits data over a serial port Used with serial modems to connect to ISPs Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) A special type of telephone service ISDN is less favored than DSL and cable modems
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Preparing to Configure Networking
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Preparing to Configure Networking To create a networking device, add the appropriate module to the Linux kernel The module will locate the networking card and create the appropriate device name Networking device kernel modules are normally found in the /lib/ modules directory Use the modprobe command to load the networking device Use the lsmod command to list the modules loaded in your kernel at that point
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course IT IT taught by Professor Freebourn during the Spring '07 term at Montana Tech.

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