"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
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