Thursday 11 July 2019

Basic TCP/IP Network Configuration Files

Summary of basic TCP/IP configuration files

File                                        Description
/etc/hosts                           IP address and hostnames for local network
/etc/networks                    Names and IP address of networks
/etc/host.conf                    Translate host name in to IP address
/etc/resolv.conf                 IP address of name servers
/etc/hosts.allow                 Allow which system can access internet
/etc/hosts.deny                  Deny internet access to systems
/etc/nsswitch.conf            Translate hostnames into ip address

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