Appendix A. Quick Home Networking Overview

Table of Contents

A.1. Wiring
A.1.1. Only one computer on GREEN, BLUE or ORANGE
A.1.2. Multiple Computer Networks
A.2. IP Addressing
A.2.1. Format of an Address
A.2.2. Networks
A.2.3. Network Address Classes
A.2.4. Private Address Ranges

More complete tutorials of home networking can be found on the web. A good place to start looking is the Linux Documentation Project Network Administrators Guide.

IPCop requires Ethernet connections for your GREEN and optionally your ORANGE and BLUE network interfaces. This appendix will cover simple wiring and IP addressing well enough to get you through your IPCop installation.