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Arch Linux provides two network management options: network and netcfg. The network daemon is a simple and straightforward solution for wired desktops and servers. Wireless networking requires additional configuration. The netcfg script provides roaming support for mobile users and facilitates management of network profiles; NetworkManager and Wicd are popular alternatives.

Programs that conjoin networks, perform authentication, or perform specialized (non end-user) services are usually found in this category.

Peer-to-peer networking, bit-torrent clients, chat clients, and other internet-aware applications are found in category Internet Applications. Programs that serve web pages, email servers, and code repository servers are found in category Web Server. Content Management Systems are listed under Web Server, but they have a large database component as well. Database servers are not categorized as web servers for our purposes; see Database management systems.

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