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Chapter 19 Advanced Networking

19.1 Synopsis

This chapter will cover some of the more frequently used network services on UNIX® systems. We will cover how to define, set up, test and maintain all of the network services that FreeBSD utilizes. In addition, there have been example configuration files included throughout this chapter for you to benefit from.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

  • The basics of gateways and routes.

  • How to set up IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth® devices.

  • How to make FreeBSD act as a bridge.

  • How to set up a network filesystem.

  • How to set up network booting on a diskless machine.

  • How to set up a network information server for sharing user accounts.

  • How to set up automatic network settings using DHCP.

  • How to set up a domain name server.

  • How to synchronize the time and date, and set up a time server, with the NTP protocol.

  • How to set up network address translation.

  • How to manage the inetd daemon.

  • How to connect two computers via PLIP.

  • How to set up IPv6 on a FreeBSD machine.

  • How to configure ATM under FreeBSD 5.X.

Before reading this chapter, you should:

  • Understand the basics of the /etc/rc scripts.

  • Be familiar with basic network terminology.





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