"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
"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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