Linux.com: Getting Started with Networking for LinuxMar 28, 2001, 20:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josh Boudreau)
"Hello and welcome to this series of articles where we will learn about the basics of networking under the Linux operating system. Networking can be a big topic to cover, but once we get the basics down, you will soon realize that it's not so complicated as one might think. Home or office networks can greatly enhance your productivity and fun, so let's learn how networks work and how you can implement your self."
"If you're confused by all the gadgets you can purchase for building a network, this section should clear up some of those issues. A network is made of several parts: physical wire and special hardware is usually dependent on what type of connection media you're using. An equally important component is the software that "talks" over the network. If we look at a network divided into layers, we can easily see the relation between the components of the network...."