Linux Networking HOWTO - Senthil Kumaran

v1.6 Sep 2008

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The Linux Operating System boasts kernel based networking support written almost entirely from scratch. The performance of the tcp/ip implementation in recent kernels makes it a worthy alternative to even the best of its peers. This document aims to describe how to install and configure the Linux networking software and associated tools.

General Information

Generic Network Configuration Information

IP- and Ethernet-Related Information

Using Common PC hardware

Other Network Technologies

Cables and Cabling



I'd like to thank the following people for their contributions to this document (in no particular order): Terry Dawson, Axel Boldt, Arnt Gulbrandsen, Gary Allpike, Cees de Groot, Alan Cox, Jonathon Naylor, Claes Ensson, Ron Nessim, John Minack, Jean-Pierre Cocatrix, Erez Strauss.

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This FAQ is maintained by Senthil Kumaran (, to whom all corrections and suggestions should be addressed. The latest revision can always be found at

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Alternatively and at the recipient's option, this work may be used freely under terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 2.

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