Summary

Linux distributions are mature enough that they usually do a good job configuring your network at install time. Sometimes, though, it pays to know more about the network configuration in order to tweak a configuration to get better performance or even get it to work at all. Network hardware is seldom incompatible with Linux, but when it is you must know what to buy as a replacement. Both of the main methods of assigning IP addresses in Linux, DHCP and static IP addresses, pose certain challenges, particularly on a multihomed system. Once the network is up and running minimally, you may want to run performance tests, either to verify that you're getting reasonable network performance or to track down the cause of poor performance. You may also want to tweak a few settings to improve performance generally.

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