Linux.com: Linux and Windows NT 4.0: Basic Administration - Part V, Simple TCP/IP ServicesNov 02, 2000, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Campbell)
"In September 1981, RFC 791 was set for the DARPA agency (Defense Advanced Research Project), and TCP/IP became the default protocol for what was then known as the ARPanet. The modern incarnation came into vogue in the nineties as the Internet. The majority of the network was (and still is) supported by UNIX machines. LAN network operating systems, such as Windows NT and Novell have only recently begun to include full support and servers for Internet activity; no doubt to keep with the network's popularity...."
"In Linux, TCP/IP configuration is also fairly simple - and there are multiple ways to do it."
"Most Linux distributions come with configuration tools such as linuxconf. This can be executed by going to a command line and typing: