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This chapter briefly describes the different considerations when you plan your network setup. These issues will help you to deploy your network in an organized and cost-effective manner. Note that the details of planning the network are outside the scope of this book. Only general directions are provided.
This book assumes that you are familiar with basic networking concepts and terminology. Refer to the following resources for introductions to these basic concepts:
For an overview of the TCP/IP protocol suite and its implementation of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, see Chapter 1, Oracle Solaris TCP/IP Protocol Suite (Overview), in System Administration Guide: IP Services
For a brief description of how the TCP/IP protocol suite is implemented in this Oracle Solaris release, see Chapter 1, Overview of the Networking Stack, in Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization.
More references to introductions and overviews are provided in the appropriate sections that follow.