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Bite Size Networking!

This zine explains the 17 most important Linux networking tools, each with a short 1-page comic instead of a 4,000 word man page.

For each one, it’ll teach you a small number of command line options you need to know to get 80% of your tasks done. (openssl has 47 subcommands, but you probably only need to know how to do 3 things with it. This zine just explains those 3 things ❤).

And it’ll probably tell you about at least one extremely useful networking tool that you didn’t even know existed.

I want this!


  • Cover art by Vladimir Kašiković
  • Editing by Kamal Marhubi

Commonly asked questions:

what's a zine?

According to Wikipedia:

A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.

The zines on this site are usually about 20 pages, and they’re full of short, informative, and fun comics which will quickly teach you something useful.

who are these zines for?

They’re aimed at working programmers, like me! The idea is that you’re busy, you want to know how to use some computer thing, and the man page makes your head hurt.

is the PDF version printable?

Yes! The PDF version of the zine includes special PDFs designed to be easy printable on a home printer. Print it out, staple it, fold it, read it, and then give it to a friend! It turns out it’s way easier to convince your friends to read a physical thing that is in front of them.

They all have black & white version to make sure they print well if you only have a black & white printer.

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