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4.4. Networking

Topics covered in this section include:

Section 4.4.1 General
Section 4.4.2 Protocols
Section 4.4.3 Dial-up
Section 4.4.4 DNS
Section 4.4.5 Virtual Private Networks
Section 4.4.6 Bridging
Section 4.4.7 Routing
Section 4.4.8 Security
Section 4.4.9 Telephony / Satellite
Section 4.4.10 Miscellaneous

4.4.1. General

  • Networking-Overview-HOWTO, The Linux Networking Overview HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. Overview of the networking capabilities of the Linux Operating System; provides pointers for further information and implementation details.

  • NET3-4-HOWTO, Linux Networking HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1999. Aims to describe how to install and configure the Linux networking software and associated tools.

  • ADSL-Bandwidth-Management-HOWTO, ADSL Bandwidth Management HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2003. Describes how to configure a linux router to more effectively manage outbound traffic on an ADSL modem.

  • Bandwidth-Limiting-HOWTO, Bandwidth Limiting HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Describes how to set up your Linux server to limit download bandwidth or incoming traffic, and how to use your internet link more efficiently.

  • Cable-Modem, Cable Modem HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2004. Written to assist the Linux user in configuring a cable modem for internet access using a cable network.

  • DHCP, DHCP mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2000. Answers basic questions on how to set up your Linux box to serve as a DHCP server or a DHCP client.

  • Diskless-root-NFS-HOWTO, Root over nfs clients & server HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 1999. How to setup a server and configure clients for diskless operation from a network.

  • Diskless-root-NFS-other-HOWTO, Root over NFS - Another Approach

    Updated: Sep 2001. Another approach to Diskless-root-NFS-HOWTO.

  • Diskless-HOWTO, Diskless Nodes HOWTO for Linux

    Updated: May 2002. How to set up a diskless Linux box.

  • Divert-Sockets-mini-HOWTO, Divert Sockets mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2000. Describes how to get, compile and use FreeBSD divert sockets under Linux 2.2.12.

  • Domain, Setting Up Your New Domain Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2000. Outlines the things you will probably have to do when you want to set up a network of computers under your own domain.

  • DSL-HOWTO, DSL HOWTO for Linux

    Updated: Jul 2002. Examines the DSL family of high speed Internet services now being deployed in various markets worldwide. Information is included on the technology behind DSL as well as subscribing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting, with an emphasis on how this impacts Linux users.

  • IP-Alias, Setting Up IP Aliasing On A Linux Machine Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2001. How to set up and run IP aliasing on a Linux box.

  • Leased-Line, Leased line mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2005. Configuring your modem and pppd to use a 2 wire twisted pair leased line.

  • Modem-HOWTO, Modem HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2007. Help with selecting, connecting, configuring, trouble-shooting, and understanding modems for a PC.

  • Modem-Dialup-NT-HOWTO, Modem-Dialup-NT HOW-TO

    Removed: November 2003. This HOWTO has been removed for review.

  • Motorola-Surfboard-Modem, Motorola Surfboard 4100 + 4200 Series USB Cable Modem mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2003. Written to assist the Linux user in setting up the Motorola Surfboard 4000 series of cable modems.

  • Multicast-HOWTO, Multicast over TCP/IP HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 1998. Tries to cover most aspects related to multicast over TCP/IP networks.

  • Netscape+Proxy, HOWTO for inHouse IntraNet

    Updated: Aug 1997. Describes the procedure to set up a NETWORK (INTRANET) at your home. Then we shall setup the network such that NETSCAPE Clients can be used on ANY machine to access the internet. . .

  • Network-boot-HOWTO, Network boot and exotic root HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2002. Explains how to quickly setup a linux server to provide what diskless linux clients require to get up and running, using an IP network.

  • Network-Install-HOWTO, Network Install HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2002. Describes how to install Linux over a Local Area Network (LAN).

  • NIS-HOWTO, The Linux NIS(YP)/NYS/NIS+ HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2003. How to configure Linux as NIS(YP) or NIS+ client and how to install as a NIS server.

  • NFS-HOWTO, NFS HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2002. How to set up NFS clients and servers.

  • Proxy-ARP-Subnet, ProxyARP Subnetting HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2000. Discusses using Proxy Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) with subnetting in order to make a small network of machines visible on another Internet Protocol (IP) subnet.

  • Reliance-HOWTO, Reliance LG LSP 340 Series WLL Modem Setup HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2005. This document explains how to set up and configure Reliance or TATA Indicomm WLL phones on Linux, using a serial cable instead of the (default) USB cable. It also has instructions on how to build the cable yourself.

  • Remote-Boot, Linux Remote-Boot mini-HOWTO: Configuring Remote-Boot Workstations with Linux, DOS, Windows 95/98 and Windows NT

    Updated: Feb 1999. How to set up a very robust and secure server-based configuration for a cluster of PCs, allowing each client to choose at boot-time which operating system to run.

  • Remote-X-Apps, Remote X Apps mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. How to run remote X applications.

  • Token-Ring, Token-Ring mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. Designed to help you get up and running using a Token Ring adaptor to access the network.

  • Traffic-Control-HOWTO, Traffic Control HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2006. Traffic control encompasses the sets of mechanisms and operations by which packets are queued for transmission/reception on a network interface. This HOWTO provides an introduction and overview of the capabilities and implementation of traffic control under Linux.

  • Traffic-Control-tcng-HTB-HOWTO, Traffic Control using tcng and HTB HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2006. A brief tutorial on using tcng (Traffic Control Next Generation) with HTB (Hierarchical Token Bucket) to perform traffic shaping on a Linux machine.

  • Usenet-News-HOWTO, Usenet News HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2002. A complete HOWTO on Usenet news.

  • Windows-LAN-Server-HOWTO, Windows LAN server HOW-TO

    Updated: Oct 2004. Intended to assist those who wish to consider Linux as a server within an office environment which has PC's primarily running Microsoft Windows 9x.

4.4.2. Protocols

  • ATM-Linux-HOWTO, ATM on Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2001. Describes how to install, setup, and configure the necessary drivers and tools to support ATM networking under Linux.

  • Compressed-TCP, Compressed TCP/IP-Sessions using SSH-like tools

    Updated: Apr 2000. Discusses how to compress data streams.

  • Ethernet-HOWTO, Linux Ethernet HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2003. Information about which ethernet devices can be used for Linux, and how to set them up (focused on the hardware and low level driver aspect of the ethernet cards; see Network HOWTO for software configuration information).

  • Ethernet-Bridge-netfilter-HOWTO, Ethernet Bridge + netfilter Howto

    Updated: Jul 2005. Information on setting up an ethernet bridge with a surveying and/or regulating instance into an existing network topology.

  • Linux+IPv6-HOWTO, Linux IPv6 HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2009. The goal of this HOWTO is to answer both basic and advanced questions about IPv6 on the Linux operating system. This HOWTO will provide the reader with enough information to install, configure, and use IPv6 applications on Linux machines.

  • IPX-HOWTO, Linux IPX HOWTO

    Updated: May 1998. How to obtain, install and configure various tools available for the Linux operating system that use the Linux kernel IPX protocol support.

  • LDAP-HOWTO, LDAP Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2007. Information about installing, configuring, running and maintaining a LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Server on a Linux machine.

  • Mobile-IPv6-HOWTO, Linux Mobile IPv6 HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2004. Describes the software and procedures to set up and use mobile IPv6 for Linux.

  • OLSR-IPv6-HOWTO, Linux Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) IPv6 HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2004. Describes the software and procedures to set up and use Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) with IPv6 for Linux. OLSR is used as a routing protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks.

  • PLIP, LINUX PLIP mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 1998. Will hopefully let you build and use a Parallel Line Interface Protocol.

  • PLIP-Install-HOWTO, PLIP Install HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. How to install a Gnu/Linux distribution on a computer without Ethernet card, nor cdrom, but just a local floppy drive and a remote nfs server attached by a Null-Modem parallel cable.

  • PPP-HOWTO, Linux PPP HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. How to connect your Linux PC to a PPP server, how to use PPP to link two LANs together; provides one method of setting up your Linux computer as a PPP server. The document also provides help in debugging non-functional PPP connections.

  • ppp-ssh, VPN PPP-SSH Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. A PPP-SSH VPN is probably the easiest type of VPN to set up. It uses nothing more than the very common PPP and SSH utilities to form an encrypted network tunnel between two hosts.

  • SLIP-PPP-Emulator, SLIP/PPP Emulator mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2001. Describes how to get your Linux box to connect to a generic site via a SLIP/PPP emulator, such as SLiRP or TIA.

  • SMB-HOWTO, SMB HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. How to use the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, also called the Session Message Block, NetBIOS or LanManager protocol, with Linux using Samba.

  • TCP-Keepalive-HOWTO, TCP Keepalive HOWTO

    Updated: May 2007. Describes the TCP keepalive implementation in the linux kernel, introduces the overall concept and points to both system configuration and software development.

  • Wireless-HOWTO, Wireless HOWTO for Linux Systems

    Updated: Jul 2002. Document explains how to setup Wireless in Linux, compatibility problems, something about geographic requirements and more.

  • Wireless-Link-sys-WPC11, Link-sys WPC11 Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2004. How to set up a Wireless Link-Sys WPC11 card using a Link-SYS Wireless Access Point/DSL/Switch on a Debian system.

  • Wireless-Sync-HOWTO, Wireless Sync HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2002. Explains how to perform a wireless, network sync between a Handspring Visor and jpilot or jpilot-sync.

4.4.3. Dial-up

  • Call-back call-back mini HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2001. How to set up call-back by using the Linux system and modem.

  • Diald-HOWTO, Diald HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. Shows some typical scenarios for easy start using Diald. Replaces the Diald mini-HOWTO.

  • ISP-Hookup-HOWTO, ISP-Hookup HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 1998. How to use Linux to connect to an Internet Service Provider via a dial-up modem TCP/IP connection (basic dial-up procedure and IP establishment, email and news handling is covered).

4.4.4. DNS

  • Chroot-BIND-HOWTO, Chroot-BIND HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. Describes installing the BIND 9 nameserver to run in a chroot jail and as a non-root user, to provide added security and minimise the potential effects of a security compromise.

  • Chroot-BIND8-HOWTO, Chroot-BIND8 HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2001. Describes installing the BIND 8 nameserver to run in a chroot jail and as a non-root user, to provide added security and minimise the potential effects of a security compromise.

  • DNS-HOWTO, DNS HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. How to become a totally "small time" DNS admin.

4.4.5. Virtual Private Networks

  • VPN-HOWTO, VPN HOWTO

    Updated: May 2002. How to set up a Virtual Private Network with Linux.

  • VPN-Masquerade-HOWTO, Linux VPN Masquerade HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2000. How to configure a Linux firewall to masquerade IPsec- and PPTP-based Virtual Private Network traffic, allowing you to establish a VPN connection without losing the security and flexibility of your Linux firewall's internet connection and allowing you to make available a VPN server that does not have a registered internet IP address.

  • Cipe+Masq, The Linux Cipe+Masquerading mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 1999. How to setup a VPN using Cipe on a linux masquerading firewall.

  • Firewall-Piercing, Firewall Piercing mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Directions for using ppp over telnet to do network activities transparently through an Internet firewall.

  • IPCHAINS-HOWTO, Linux IPCHAINS HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. How to obtain, install and configure the enhanced IP firewalling chains software for Linux, and some ideas on how you might use them.

  • MindTerm-SSH-HOWTO, Encrypted Tunnels using SSH and MindTerm HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2001. How to use SSH and the Java-based program MindTerm to create quick, secure, and reliable VPN-like tunnels over insecure networks.

  • ppp-ssh, VPN PPP-SSH Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. A PPP-SSH VPN is probably the easiest type of VPN to set up. It uses nothing more than the very common PPP and SSH utilities to form an encrypted network tunnel between two hosts.

4.4.6. Bridging

  • BRIDGE-STP-HOWTO, Linux BRIDGE-STP-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2001. Describes how to setup a bridge with the recent kernel patches and brctl utility by Lennert Buytenhek. With developer kernel 2.3.47 the new bridging code is part of the mainstream. On 20.06.2000 there are patches for stable kernels 2.2.14 and 2.2.15. What happens if a penguin crosses a bridge?

  • Bridge, Bridging mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2002. Describes how to setup an ethernet bridge.

  • Bridge+Firewall, Linux Bridge+Firewall Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 1997. A bridge is an intelligent connection wire between two network cards. A firewall is an intelligent insulator.

  • Remote-Bridging, Remote Bridging with IP Tunnels mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2002. Describes how to unite two separate ethernet LANs with an IP tunnel between them.

4.4.7. Routing

  • Adv-Routing-HOWTO, Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. A very hands-on approach to iproute2, traffic shaping and a bit of netfilter.

  • Querying-libiptc-HOWTO, Querying libiptc HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2002. Explains how to use the libiptc library included in the iptables package and how to use programs to query the internal structures.

  • PortSlave, PortSlave How-To using the Linux Router

    Updated: Oct 2000. A beginning document for using Portslave with the Linux router.

  • IP-Masquerade-HOWTO, Linux IP Masquerade HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2005. How to enable the Linux IP Masquerade feature on a given Linux host.

  • Linksys-Blue-Box-Router-HOWTO, Linksys Blue Box Router HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2006. Hints and tips for managing Linksys routers from a Linux system, including the firmware upgrade procedure.

  • Masquerading-Simple-HOWTO, Masquerading Made Simple HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2004. Describes how to enable the Linux IP Masquerade feature on a given Linux host. Should be used as a complement to the the IP-Masquerade-HOWTO.

4.4.8. Security

  • 8021X-HOWTO, 802.1X Port-Based Authentication HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2004. Describes the software and procedures to set up and use IEEE 802.1X Port-Based Network Access Control using Xsupplicant as Supplicant with FreeRADIUS as a back-end Authentication Server.

  • Authentication-Gateway-HOWTO, Authentication Gateway HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2002. Document explains how to setup an authentication gateway.

  • Bridge+Firewall, Linux Bridge+Firewall Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 1997. A bridge is an intelligent connection wire between two network cards. A firewall is an intelligent insulator.

  • Domain, Setting Up Your New Domain Mini HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2000. Outlines the things you will probably have to do when you want to setup a network of computers under your own domain. Covers configuration of network parameters, network services, and security settings.

  • Firewall-HOWTO, Firewall and Proxy Server HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2000. Designed to describe the basics of firewall systems and give you some detail on setting up both a filtering and proxy firewall on a Linux based system.

  • Firewall-Piercing, Firewall Piercing mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Directions for using ppp over telnet to do network activities transparently through an Internet firewall.

  • IPCHAINS-HOWTO, Linux IPCHAINS HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. How to obtain, install and configure the enhanced IP firewalling chains software for Linux, and some ideas on how you might use them.

  • Samba-Authenticated-Gateway-HOWTO, Samba Authenticated Gateway HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2005. How to build a Firewall/Gateway with rules set on user basis having the users authenticated by a Samba Primary Domain Controller.

  • Sentry-Firewall-CD-HOWTO, Sentry Firewall CD HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2003. An introduction on how the Sentry Firewall CDROM works and how to get started using the system.

  • SSL-Certificates-HOWTO, SSL Certificates HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2002. How to manage a certificate authority (CA), and issue or sign certificates to be used for secure web, secure e-mail, or signing code and other usages.

  • SSL-RedHat-HOWTO, Building a Secure RedHat Apache Server HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2001. Explains how PKI and SSL work together. It is essential to understand how the SSL protocol works to successfully deploy a secure server.

4.4.9. Telephony / Satellite

  • Sat-HOWTO, Sat (Satellite Technology) HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. Investigates "State of Art" Sat connections in a Linux environment; how to get them faster and how to share them with many clients.

  • VoIP-HOWTO, VoIP Howto

    Updated: Aug 2002. Voice Over IP is a new communication means that let you telephone with Internet at almost null cost. This document covers how this is done.

4.4.10. Miscellaneous

  • Caudium-HOWTO, Caudium HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2002. An overview of the Caudium (web) server. Includes information on setup, development, and optimization.

  • Home-Network-mini-HOWTO, Red Hat Linux 6. X as an Internet Gateway for a Home Network

    Updated: Jun 2000. Tutorial on configuring Red Hat 6 and related variants to operate as an internet gateway to a small home or office network. Topics covered include masquerading, DNS, DHCP, and basic security.

  • Jabber-Server-Farming-HOWTO, Jabber Server Farming How-To

    Updated: Jun 2002. Provide Jabber admins a look into the present and future of Jabber Server Farming.

  • Pager, The Linux Alphanumeric Pager Gateway Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2001. Discusses the compilation and installation of e-mail to Pager gateway.

  • UUCP-HOWTO, The Linux UUCP HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. Describes the setup, care & feeding of UUCP under Linux.

  • VideoLAN-HOWTO, VideoLAN HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2003. Describes how to use the complete VideoLAN streaming solution.