This section covers some basic communications tools that don't fit in well with how we've structured other parts of the site. Some are distributed with the base Operating System, and others are "add-ons" supported through the package/ports system.

File Transfer Protocol - FTP - might just be arcane and known mostly to those spending too much time pushing/pulling large files across the internet, and is one of the oldest mechanisms for sharing files on the Internet.

File Sharing with samba is the simplest way to share files and printers with Microsoft Windows hosts on your network.

SSH Client are some doodles as we learn more about using SSH for secured/encrypted terminal connections.

SQL Database using MySQL are some notes on installing this popular Database Server.