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Chapter 1. RHCE Prerequisites > Certification Objective 1.10: Familiarity with ...

Certification Objective 1.10: Familiarity with Standard Network Services

Linux is built for networking. The code associated with many standard networking services is integrated into the Linux kernel. A basic understanding of the functionality of standard Linux networking services is essential. Many themes throughout this book assume that you already understand the purposes of network communication protocols, mail services, host name and IP address management, Web services, and more.

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux, network services are often installed separately. Some include different packages for clients and servers. Some network services are activated through /etc/xinetd.conf, which reads activation files in the /etc/xinetd.d directory. Others are activated directly with scripts in the /etc/init.d directory. Some key RHEL network services are briefly examined in the following sections.


  

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