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Chapter 11. Managing Network Connections

Chapter 11. Managing Network Connections

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Getting network statistics

Managing network connections

Checking DNS name resolution with dig, host, and hostname

Checking connectivity with ping and arping

Tracing connections with traceroute and route

Watching the network with netstat


Connecting to a network from a Mac OS X system is often as easy as attaching your computer's network interface card (NIC) to your ISP's hardware (such as a DSL or cable modem) and allowing the system to auto-detect the connection. However, if your network interface doesn't come up or requires some manual intervention, many commands are available for configuring network interfaces, checking network connections, and setting up special routing.


  

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