Simon Slater wrote: > >> Maybe because he is trying to learn and the evidence has shown that >> someone on this list will be willing to indulge almost any question even >> though answers can be found with a bit of work? >> >> > I know these are very basic. As I have been setting things up and > expanding things, I've found lots of docs and howto's on individual > components and how they work, but along the line I missed networking > pre-school. I got the Linux Networking Cookbook yesterday and it covers > things well in a step-by-step manner, but still assumes I know some > things I don't. Another book is on order but will be 2 weeks and is > more advanced than this one by the sound of it. Other books recommended > on this list are proving hard to find through local suppliers. > Yes, they are somewhat basic questions... I know what you mean by books and their availability. My situation is even a bit more acute since the books I want/need are often available....but only in Chinese. So, I do have to suffer while I wait for the UPS guy to deliver from Amazon. > The way my mind works I like to understand the fundamentals, but with > networking I've jumped in further. Over the years I've found that > people with experience can explain things with more clarity than many > authors, hence approaching this list. > > Well.... I still feel that sometimes this list is over used for topics that can better be discussed elsewhere. I just don't feel this list is the proper place to discuss general networking theory/practice. Now, how to implement networking practices under fedora/red hat systems would be more appropriate....and sure there are grey areas (or gray areas)...but your Qs are as you say....basic.
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