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This page is turning into a random discussion of how to go about presenting networking on WikiLearn.

I originally intended this page to be more about how to configure a computer to connect to a network rather than configuring an entire network -- need to think of a good page name --

  • configure a computer to connect to a network
  • connect a computer to a LAN (or "network")

Aside: Not sure this small page approach is going to work -- I'm generating a lot of pages on networking -- anybody looking for something is going to have trouble finding any specific page that they may have seen once -- need to think about some alternatives -- bookview searches or includes, a page name prefix (like Net, Lan, ??) with TOC page, other.

Thinking about prefixes, maybe (just a first cut):

  • Net for connecting a computer to a network
  • Lan for configuring a network
  • ??

Anyway, back to the point, connecting a computer to a network:

  • Variety of ways / protocols -- focusing on TCP/IP
  • Set the Host Name
  • Assign a TCP/IP address
  • Firewalls
  • msec

The other topic, configuring a network, would include things like

  • Picking a range of TCP/IP addresses *

Where would I cover these topics:

  • DNS
  • dhcp
  • sniffers, etc.
  • ??

A trial introductory paragraph:

Networking is a large and diverse subject. In order to make the information as easy as possible to find and assimilate, it has to be broken down into logical tasks or areas. It is very likely that you will be more a user of services than a provider of services, and therefore we will discuss many subjects twice -- once from a user's perspective and once from a provider's perspective.

  • Connecting your computer to the Internet (via dialup, cable, dsl, satelite, wireless)
  • Connecting your computer to a TCP/IP network (to, for example, share an Internet connection)
  • Services you will need to use:
  • Services you might want to use:
    • dhcp
    • tunneling
    • ssh
    • rsync
    • web browsing
    • ftp
    • email
    • chat / instant messaging
    • network meeting software (whiteboard software?)
    • voice
  • Services you might want to provide
    • DNS
    • dhcp
    • web, ftp, archie, ..., mail servers
    • tunneling
    • ssh
    • rsync
    • web browsing
    • ftp
    • email
    • chat / instant messaging
    • network meeting software (whiteboard software?)
    • voice
  • Connecting your computer to a Windows computer or network for file sharing
    • as a Samba client
    • as a Samba server
    • NFS?
    • (Mac stuff??)
  • Connecting your computer to a Windows computer or network for printer sharing
    • printing to a Windows printer
    • allowing printing from a Windows computer to a Linux printer
  • Old stuff to know exists, but probably not use (???) (just a brief statement on WikiLearn, until and unless it becomes a mainstream topic, for example: "NetBeui is an old protocol still used on some old Microsoft networks. If you need to know more, try a Google search. If you find good stuff that you want to add to WikiLearn, feel free.")
    • finger
    • archie
    • gopher
    • old mail transport protocol(s?)
    • NetBeui, etc.
    • Arcnet, Token Ring, etc.
  • Useful troubleshooting commands
    • ping
    • traceroute
    • sniffers, etc.
  • Useful configuration commands
    • ifconfig
    • route

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