Thank you people for lots of questions about networks. I didn't really expect anybody to take me up on that! Anyway, I think I've probably got enough questions to be going on with for the time being... :-) I hope there's no time-limit on answering the questions, either! Anyway, I've smuggled the O'Reilly Networking bookshelf CD into work with me today, and I'm busy reading that.
I still feel like a very stupid badger, but I'm trying to get less stupid. And reading this kind of stuff is much easier than thinking about stressy things.
(BTW I noticed some mutterings from martling and acronym about the Subject of my last post... in case you're interested, it was from Johnson's dictionary. I think Johnson would have approved of man pages.)