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Linux Certification Bible

Linux Certification Bible

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3.4 Configure basic network services and settings (e.g., netconfig, linuxconf;
settings for TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP)

7.8 Identify basic networking concepts, including how a network works

A number of services are available to the Linux system to provide networking. In
general, these services can be used in any environment and can be divided into two
types—clients and servers—and can be used in any environment. Clients use
their services to connect to servers and servers use their services to provide infor-
mation to clients. This relationship is true of every networking system in use,
including so-called “peer-to-peer” systems in which both systems act as a client and
a server. The major networking protocol for Linux is the Transmission Control
Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol. TCP/IP provides all network ser-
vices used in the Linux environment. TCP/IP is the primary protocol of the Internet,
so interfacing your local Linux network services to the Internet is very straightfor-
ward. You must configure these services at the most basic level. You can use these
services after you get them running, but keep the following warning in mind:
Although client-side services are usually safe, these services have proven to be
insecure in some situations. Therefore, always consult network security informa-
tion or another source before activating one of these services in any environment.
In general, you are required to configure the basic network services—even if it is
just to connect to the Internet—so you may benefit from some background infor-
mation before beginning configuration.

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