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O'Reilly Network: BSD DevCenter: Introduction to OpenBSD Networking

Jun 18, 2000, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Jorm)

n today's Internet-centric computing world, networking components are a paramount feature of any system worth its salt. Easily falling into that category, OpenBSD contains strong network code and configuration interfaces which, with a little research and learning, can be put to powerful use. This series of articles aims to illustrate that with practical examples and direct application to real-world situations."

"In contrast to its sysv counterparts like Linux, OpenBSD has a very different way of controlling network interfaces and setting parameters. Other competing systems commonly use menu-based or graphical configuration utilities to make the administrator's life easier. OpenBSD chooses to stray from this, instead focusing their efforts on the functionality and correctness of its networking components. The example being used here is the setup of a gateway machine with one PPP interface and one Ethernet interface."

"The first thing you'll want to do when configuring an OpenBSD machine to participate on a network is set basic parameters on the network interfaces...."

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