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Linux for Newbies: Home Networking, pt. 1

Jul 30, 2000, 13:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Wilburn)

[ Thanks to Gene Wilburn for this link. ]

"This beginners series, based on Red Hat Linux 6.x, has alternated between system setup information and the basic Unix knowledge needed to make your use of Linux more enjoyable and interesting. We've gone through setup and connecting to the Internet, and we've looked at essential Linux utilities, basic system administration, and fundamental security issues."

"As we close out the first year of the column, we'll begin to move on to more intermediate and advanced topics. The next three installments (starting with this one) will focus on home networking. This month we'll cover the basics. Next month we'll focus on Samba (creating a Linux server that can be seen in Windows Network Neighborhood), and the month after we'll look at connecting your entire home network to the Internet using IP Masquerading and firewall rules."

"It's common these days to have two or more computers per household, especially in homes that have kids using computers for homework and for Internet communications. When you purchased a new PC, you may have kept the old one around. You may have a mixed PC/Mac environment, and you might even have a portable you bring home from the office."

"Whenever you have more than one PC in the home environment, it makes sense to think in terms of networking them together to be able to share resources such as printers and disk space, and to be able to move files easily from one system to another."

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