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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition
By Joe  Habraken
 
Publisher : Que
Pub Date : September 19, 2003
ISBN : 0-7897-2911-3
Pages : 416


Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition gives readers the ability and understanding necessary to create and administer a network. The book shows the reader how to physically connect computers and other devices to a network and access peripherals such as printers over the network. Readers will also be able to configure computers to access the network and the network to share an Internet connection. This book will provide easy-to-understand details on new technologies and background information (such as basic networking, including protocols and physical infrastructure) necessary for the user to network computer devices.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking takes the frustration out of planning and creating a network, and helps readers understand what they are getting into when planning a network and strategies for making the network a success.

   
  Table of Contents
  Index
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition
By Joe  Habraken
 
Publisher : Que
Pub Date : September 19, 2003
ISBN : 0-7897-2911-3
Pages : 416
      Copyright
      About the Author
      Acknowledgments
      We Want to Hear from You!
      Reader Services
      Introduction
        Conventions Used in This Book
        How This Book Is Organized
      Part I:   Networking Basics
        Chapter 1.   Computer Networking Overview
        What Is a Network?
        Why Network Your Computers?
        PC Networking: How It All Began
        Clients and Servers: What Does It All Mean?
        Network Players: Users and Administrators
        Understanding LAN Data Transmission
        Networking Does Not Require the "All Knowing"
        Chapter 2.   Different Needs, Different Networks
        Understanding Peer-to-Peer Networking
        Server-Based Networks
        Understanding Network Topologies
        Assessing Your Network Needs
        Planning the Network
        Chapter 3.   Networking Hardware
        Working with Network Interface Cards
        Working with Network Connectivity Devices
        Some Thoughts on PC Hardware
        Chapter 4.   Building the Network Infrastructure
        Understanding Network Architectures
        Understanding Ethernet
        Understanding IBM Token-Ring
        Understanding FDDI
        Choosing a Network Connectivity Strategy
        Chapter 5.   Network Protocols: Real and Imagined
        Understanding the OSI Model
        How the OSI Model Works
        Thoughts on Using a Conceptual Model
        TCP/IP
        IPX/SPX
        Other Network Protocols of Note
      Part II:   Getting the Network Up and Running
        Chapter 6.   Configuring Peer-to-Peer Networks
        Selecting and Configuring Network Protocols
        Setting Up the Peer-to-Peer Network
        Combining Linux and Windows
        Accessing Windows Workgroup Shares
        A Final Word on Peer-to-Peer Networking
        Chapter 7.   Network Operating System Overview
        What Is an NOS?
        Client and NOS Interaction
        Configuring a Server with an NOS
        Sharing Folders and Directories
        How Network Printing Works
        Chapter 8.   Networking with Novell NetWare 6.5
        NetWare and Networking
        The Netware Network Structure
        Installing NetWare
        Administering a Novell Network
        Working with Volumes and Folders
        Working with Users and Groups
        Configuring Network Clients
        NetWare DNS and DHCP
        Chapter 9.   Networking with Microsoft Windows Server 2003
        Understanding the Microsoft Networking Model
        Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2003
        Choosing a Server's Role
        Understanding Windows Active Directory
        Creating User Accounts
        Sharing Windows Folders
        Understanding Share Permissions
        Windows and NTFS Permissions
        Sharing Printers
        Security and Windows Server 2003
        Chapter 10.   Networking with Linux
        Installing Red Hat Linux
        Network Configuration
        Root Configuration
        Selecting Installation Packages
        Booting Your Linux System
        Upgrading Your Linux System Software
        Linux Administrative Tools
        Working with Users
        Working with Red Hat Network Services
        Sharing Network Resources
        Monitoring the System and Network
        Chapter 11.   Working with Applications on the Network
        Selecting Application Software
        Using Application Software on the Network
        Understanding Microsoft .NET
        Understanding Client/Server Databases
      Part III:   Expanding Your Network
        Chapter 12.   TCP/IP Network Administration
        Working with IP Addresses
        Configuring IP Addresses
        Working with DHCP
        Understanding DNS
        Routing and Subnetting IP Networks
        Introducing IPv6
        Chapter 13.   Expanding a LAN with WAN Technology
        Working with the Plain Old Telephone System
        Working with Dial-up and Dedicated Connections
        The T-Carrier System
        Understanding Switched Networks
        Circuit Switching
        Packet-Switching Networks
        A Word Regarding Remote Access
        Chapter 14.   How the Internet Works
        Where Did the Internet Come From?
        Working with the File Transfer Protocol
        Understanding Electronic Mail
        Working with the Web
        Other Internet Onramps
        Chapter 15.   Connecting a Network to the Internet
        Connecting to the Internet
        Getting Your Own Domain Name
        Getting Your IP Addresses
        Sharing an Internet Connection
        Sharing an Internet Connection with Windows Server 2003
        Working with Proxy Servers
        Understanding Network Address Translation
        Chapter 16.   Hosting a Web Site
        The Internet and Your Corporate Presence
        Who Will Host Your Web Site?
        Creating a Web Site
        Taking Advantage of an Intranet
        Chapter 17.   Networking on the Run
        The Evolution of Mobile Computing Devices
        Working with Laptops
        Understanding Remote Access
        Understanding Access Protocols
        Managing Remote Connections
        Working with Virtual Private Networks
        PDAs and the Network
      Part IV:   Keeping the Network Running Smoothly
        Chapter 18.   Protecting Network Data
        Understanding Hard Drives
        Working with RAID
        Understanding the RAID Flavors
        Backing Up Data
        Working with Uninterruptible Power Supplies
        Chapter 19.   Network Troubleshooting
        It's Not Always User Error
        Identifying Network Operating System Problems
        Diagnosing Hardware Problems
        Monitoring the Network
        Dealing with Connectivity Issues
        Your Approach to Troubleshooting
        Chapter 20.   A Network Security Primer
        Administrators and Users
        Working with User Accounts
        Understanding Share Permissions
        Using Groups to Provide Access Levels
        Fighting Against Viruses
        Protecting a Network from Outside Attack
        Understanding Firewalls
        Types of Firewalls
        A Final Word on Network Security
        Glossary
      Index