After successfully setting up IP and the resolver, you have to turn to 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. The Remote Procedure Call interface that services like the Network File System (NFS) and the Network Information System (NIS) are based upon will be dealt with briefly, too. The configuration of NFS and NIS, however, takes up more room, will be described in separate chapters. This applies to electronic mail and netnews as well.
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 Xmosaic please refer to its manual pages for details.