After successfully setting up IP and the resolver, you then must look at
the services you want to provide over the network. This chapter covers the
configuration of a few simple network applications, including the
inetd server and the programs from the
rlogin family. We'll also deal briefly with the Remote
Procedure Call interface, upon which services like the Network File System (NFS)
and the Network Information System (NIS) are based. The configuration of
NFS and NIS, however, is more complex and are described in separate
chapters, as are electronic mail and network news.
Of course, we can't cover all network applications in this book. If you
want to install one that's not discussed here, like talk,
gopher, or http, please refer to
the manual pages of the server for details.