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Linux Networking Iowa State University Office of Academic Information Technology Linux Networking How Networking Works Configuring Networking in Linux Using redhat config network Network debugging Wireless networking IPv6 UNIX and the Internet grew up together In this class we ll look at UNIX networking as practiced in Linux beginning with the basics of how networking works We ll show you two ways to configure networking and how to debug network problems Finally we ll look briefly at wireless network setup and the future of the Internet Ipv6 There are a number of different protocols that can be used to communicate on a network but UNIX Networking uses the TCP IP protocol by default and therefore Linux has historically preferred the but Linux can use other protocols to interact with TCP IP protocol set Linux is ecumenical though other operating systems it can also communicate with Microsoft Windows Novell Netware and Mac OS through their MS Networking samba respective native protocols This class however Novell Netware ipx will concentrate on TCP IP and leave the others for AppleShare netatalk another time Networking Networking References Much more info on TCP IP available at Linux Network Administrator s Guide by Dawson Bautts and Purdy O Reilly http www redhat com docs manuals enterpris e RHEL 4 Manual sysadmin guide http www redhat com docs manuals enterpris e RHEL 4 Manual ref guide http www freeprogrammingresources com tcp html There are a number of good references to Linux networking The best I ve seen is the Linux Network Administrator s Guide available from O Reilly For Red Hat Linux the first two URLs are the manuals pertinent to networking The third URL is a good compendium of online tutorials on TCP IP Linux Networking Network Interfaces Page 2 Like most things in UNIX network interfaces are treated as files under the dev directory Unfortunately you can t just cat network devices and expect predictable results there are special commands for working with



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