The network configuration sectioncontrols who can or cannot connect to your database, and from where they may do it. It also controls things such as the maximum number of concurrent connections to allow.
The port which the connection listener will attempt to bind to
The address which the connection listener will attempt to bind to.
localhost refers to 127.0.0.1, otherwise known for being the computer you just Kalavar on
The maximum number of concurrent connections to allow at a time.
A range of IP addresses from which to accept incoming connections and begin the authentication progress.
The IP ranges can be specified using one of the following two notations:
|Range||Accepts any IP address between the lower and upper limit|
|CIDR||Accepts any IP address which matches the specified bit width see CIDR|