Before you start
This tutorial reviews the history of TCP/IP, the OSI model and its relationship to TCP/IP's design, IP addressing, subnetting, and routing -- all from a theoretical perspective. It then examines how a TCP/IP network is initialized under Red Hat 7.0 and which files do what. Next it covers how to configure a network interface, and how to designate a route between your local LAN and the "outside world". Finally it shows you the
netstat program, and how to use it to examine the health of your network.
This tutorial has no prerequisites.