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I'll cut to the chase. There is little real discussion of networking. There is a short section on general networking. How to use DHCP and how to set up static addresses, gateways and a default route. There is a brief section on alternate stacks Netbeui, IPX and the like. All of the above is done in 45 pages.There is no discussion of bridges, tunnel interfaces, VLANS or any other special (that is ADVANCED) networking topics. No explanation of the interfaces file. At the end of the book there is some discussion of Kernel options including QOS, routing protocols and iptables. This is general.The balance of the book - 600 pages - is devoted to various topics. Those topics could be generally be called server applications. SMTP, POP3, Network News, Web Server, X Server and the like. There is a discussion of Kerberos and tar (yes, the tape archive app - huh?). You might find a couple of useful tidbits in the book - but in general it doesn't measure up to the alleged subject in my opinion. As best I can tell, the Linux world still needs an authoritative text on the subject.
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