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Operating system networking references and tutorials (1010144)

Purpose

This article describes terms and concepts of computer networking. You may want to link computers and resources together but are unsure of how to proceed.

Resolution

Follow a third party reference guide or tutorial to understand network terms and concepts. Some apply to all situations and some apply to your own operating system. Follow VMware product documentation for information on applying network design theory in practical use as it relates to using a guest operating system with a VMware product.
 
Examples of third party reference guides and tutorials:
 
Note: Within each section below, the entries have been listed in order of complexity with the simpler articles at the top.
 
Note: The links provided were correct as of April 20, 2009. If you find a link is broken, please provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.

General

Windows

Home-Network-Help.com Home Network Introduction
HomeNetHelp TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial
SimonGibson.com
Computer Performance

Linux

AboutDebian.com Linux How To Set Up A Linux Network
YoLinux.com Linux Networking
Softpanorama
FreeOS.com DNS Tutorials
Karl Rupp NAT - Network Address Translation

MacOS

iGet Tutorial (Nakahara Informatics, Inc.)

Note: VMware does not endorse or recommend any particular third party Web site, reference, or tutorial, nor is the list above meant to be exhaustive.

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