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10.7. Exercises

10.7.1. General networking

  • Display network information for your workstation: IP address, routes, name servers.

  • Suppose no DNS is available. What would you do to reach your neighbour's machine without typing the IP address all the time?

  • How would you permanently store proxy information for a text mode browser such as links?

  • Which name servers handle the domain?

  • Send an E-mail to your local account. Try two different ways to send and read it. How can you check that it really arrived?

  • Does your machine accept anonymous FTP connections? How do you use the ncftp program to authenticate with your user name and password?

  • Does your machine run a web server? If not, make it do so. Check the log files!

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