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Learning networking from absolute nothing

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Um... I know C++ and allegro but I know nothing at all on networking, absolutely NOTHING at all, I don't know how it works. I would like to make a small multiplayer game, so where should I start? What are the things I need to know and where can I learn about them? Do I need to be very skilled and have massive ammounts of free time? Or is it easy to learn and simple?

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If you know nothing at all of networking, it might take a while. If you know nothing of programming networking, it's simple though perhaps not simple to learn. Google for Beej's Guide to Network Programming. Free online guide which provides a good portable into to programming networking. You also might be inclined to pickup a library which will almost invariably be easier to use. RakNet seems to be one of the most popular around here.

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