"If you are new to administering Linux servers, or if you are a
home user that hasn't had the experience of working in a UNIX
environment, then you undoubtedly have questions about how Linux
networking works. Your questions may include how to setup a network
interface, routing, and DNS configuration, for instance."
"If you fall into one of these categories, you are probably
searching for a set of documentation that will walk you through the
configuration and use of Linux networking tools. Such documentation
already exists in the form of HOWTO documents (most of which are
included in Linux distributions), online resources, and hardcopy
"O'Reilly's Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Second Edition,
falls into the latter two categories. The book is available
both on paper and in a free online version. Both contain the same
text and examples. This is a short review of that title.
However, before proceeding, please peruse the Table of Contents to
get a general feel for the layout and content of the book."