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By Kirch O.

A dialogue not just of the historical past of Unix networking, yet useful steps for constructing Linux networking as well.Updates the 1995 consultant written by way of Kirch as a part of the Linux Documentation venture with new gains of this freely distributable Unix working procedure clone. Covers Linux background and configuration and use info for 3 forms of networks: TCP/IP, UUCP, and IPX. comprises assets, an instance community, worthy cable configurations, and data on SAGE, the process directors' guild. deals a chit to first version holders.

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From software bugs in the server program itself. 5 This type of server is useful nevertheless, as it is still able to conduct DNS queries for the applications running on the local network, and cache the information. It is therefore called a caching-only server. 5 The DNS Database We have seen above that DNS does not only deal with IP addresses of hosts, but also exchanges information on name servers. There are in fact a whole bunch of di erent types of entries the DNS database may have. A single piece of information from the DNS database is called a resource record, or RR for short.

Edu. edu. This is called the fully quali ed domain name, or FQDN, which uniquely identi es this host world-wide. 6. The Domain Name System 53 . 3 shows a section of the name space. The entry at the root of this tree, which is denoted by a single dot, is quite appropriately called the root domain, and encompasses all other domains. To indicate that a host name is a fully quali ed domain name, rather than a name relative to some implicit local domain, it is sometimes written with a trailing dot.

This happens when a diskless machine wants to boot from a server on the network, which is quite a common situation on local area networks. A diskless client, however, has virtually no information about itself except for its Ethernet address! So what it basically does is broadcast a message containing a plea for boot servers to tell it its IP address. There's another protocol for this, named Reverse Address Resolution Protocol, or RARP. Along with the BOOTP protocol, it serves to de ne a procedure for bootstrapping diskless clients over the network.

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