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NET — Networking support


Say yes here unless you are an expert with a really good reason not o. The reason is that some programs need kernel networking support even when running on a stand-alone machine that isn't connected to any other computer.

If you are upgrading from an older kernel, you should consider updating your networking tools too, because changes in the kernel and the tools often go hand in hand. The tools are contained in the net-tools package, the location and version number of which are given in Documentation/Changes.

For a general introduction to Linux networking, it is highly recommended that you read the NET-HOWTO, available from

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