This chapter will cover some of the more frequently used network services on Unix systems. We will cover how to define, setup, test and maintain all of the network services that FreeBSD utilizes. In addition, there have been example configuration files included throughout this chapter for you to benefit from.
After reading this chapter, you will know:
The basics of gateways and routes.
How to make FreeBSD act as a bridge.
How to setup a network file system.
How to setup network booting on a diskless machine.
How to setup a network information server for sharing user accounts.
How to setup automatic network settings using DHCP.
How to setup a domain name server.
How to synchronize the time and date, and setup a time server, with the NTP protocol.
How to setup network address translation.
How to manage the inetd daemon.
Before reading this chapter, you should:
Understand the basics of the /etc/rc scripts.
Be familiar with basic network terminology.
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