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Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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Surely it isn't ifconfig /release from the terminal?
And if you could guide me to a very simple guide on how to install packages such as errr tar.gzw or rpm I would be most appreciative. Not that there is much need to install a antivirus program on Linux?
Where's the free programs at? Kids want games, I want the rest and all to secure this OS as windows constantly is attacked and taken down no matter how secure microsoft claims nor the claims of firewall/antivirus companies regarding their constantly updated and faulty windows programs.
Free programs? Well that depends on your distribution.... Debian-based has apt, Gentoo has portage, etc.
Also, check out freshmeat.net and sourceforge.org for HUGE repositories of (mostly) free software.
As for DHCP releasing of ips, if you use 'dhcpcd' (many modern distributions do), then you can release the IP by running 'dhcpcd -k' which both shuts down dhcpcd and sends DHCP_RELEASE to the DHCP server.