The Boot Process

Runlevel Initialization 30

Controlling Scripts 31

The rc.local Script 33

Loadable Modules; 33

Listing the Loaded Modules 33

In Sum 35

Chapter 2: The Network Interface 36

Overview 36

Configuring an Ethernet Interface 36

Loadable Ethernet Drivers 36

The ifconfig Command 39

Network Interface Configuration Tools 42

The Serial Interface 43

Connecting through the Serial Interface 44

Running TCP/IP Over a Serial Port 46

Installing PPP 46

The PPP Kernel Module 47

The PPP Daemon 48

Configuring a PPP Server 49

PPP Dial-Up Server Configuration 49

PPP Security 51

PPP Client Configuration 53

chat Scripts 54

Using an X Tool to Configure a PPP Cliem 55

In Sum 57

Part II: Internet Server Configuration 58

Chapter List 58

Part Overview 58

Featuring 58

Chapter 3: Login Services 59

Overview 59

Starting Services On-Demand 60

Protocol and Port Numbers 60

Configuring inetd 63

Configuring xinetd 65

Creating User Accounts 70

The Steps to Creating a User Account 70

The passwd File 70

Tools to Create User Accounts 75

Additional FTP Configuration 80

The ftpaccess File 82

In Sum 84

Chapter 4: Linux Name Services 86

Overview 86

The hosts File 86

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