Split of Advanced Networking chapter of Handbook
tom at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jul 12 16:53:41 UTC 2004
On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 10:02:56AM +0000, Murray Stokely wrote:
> The Advanced Networking chapter of the Handbook is almost 100 pages
> and is certainly too unwieldy in it's current form.
> I would like to split out the network server configuration sections
> into a separate chapter called 'Network Servers'. The new chapter
> would contain the sections on NFS, NIS/YP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, and inetd.
I've been concerned for a while about the prevalance of TLAs here.
Sure, most users will know what DNS does, but maybe we should make
section titles more helpful by using something like:
- Networked File Sharing (NFS)
- Networked Account Sharing (NIS)
- Automatic Network Configuration (DHCP)
- Host and Domain Name Configuration (DNS)
- Clock Synchronization (NTP)
This way, users looking through the book's contents will have a
clearer idea of what different sections are about.
Alternatively, this might be solved through adding index terms.
Opinions? If I don't hear any objections, I'll commit something along
Regardless, I think the work Murray has done is a useful improvement.
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