Samba is a file and print server for Windows-based clients using TCP/IP as the underlying transport protocol. In fact, it can support any SMB/CIFS-enabled client. One of Samba’s big strengths is that you can use it to blend your mix
Packet Filter (PF) is OpenBSD’s system for filtering TCP/IP traffic and doing Network Address Translation. PF is also capable of normalizing and conditioning TCP/IP traffic and providing bandwidth control and packet prioritization. To enable PF, we have to edit /etc/rc.conf.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of a computer client or server to another server or reference time source, such as a radio or satellite receiver or modem. It provides accuracies typically within a millisecond
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an Internet protocol for automating the configuration of computers that use TCP/IP. DHCP can be used to automatically assign IP addresses, to deliver TCP/IP stack configuration parameters such as the subnet mask and
BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols and provides an openly redistributable reference implementation of the major components of DNS, including a DNS server (named), a DNS resolver library and tools for
Assume we want to serve webpages for two domains, example.com and example.org and these pages should be available with and without the ‘www’, so from www.example.com, example.com, www.example.org and example.org. In addition, clients connecting directly to our IP address, instead
This article was featured on Daemon News 2001-09. Overview This article discusses a network setup which might prove useful for people who like to put some extra effort into connecting their machines to the Internet. The goal is to build