"Olaf Kirch originally wrote "Linux Network Administrator's
Guide" as part of the Linux Documentation Project to enable users
to master all those day-to-day, practical issues that arise in
Linux networking. It proved so invaluable a text on Linux
networking, that O'Reilly & Associates published it in book
"'Linux Network Administrator's Guide' is an LDP work, it's a
free documentation project," says Terry Dawson, the book's
co-author. "The end result is an example of the synergy that can
result when a company like O'Reilly is brave enough to support a
project in spite of the knowledge that some of their work and
effort may assist competitors."
"Now fully updated in its second edition, this impressive,
comprehensive introduction to networking on Linux covers
firewalls--including the use of ipchains and iptables
(netfilter)--masquerading, and accounting. Other new topics
include Novell (NCP/IPX) support and INN (news administration).
Original material on serial connections, UUCP, routing and DNS,
Mail and News, SLIP and PPP, NFS, and NIS has been thoroughly
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