Karanjit Siyan is president of Kinetics Corporation. He has authored international seminars on Polaris & SunOS, TCP/IP networks, PC Network Integration, Novell networks, Windows NT, and Expert Systems using Fuzzy Logic. He teaches advanced technology seminars in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East. Dr. Siyan has published articles in Dr. Dobbs Journal, The C Users Journal, and Databased Advisor, and is actively involved in Internet research.
Dr. Siyan has been involved with NetWare systems since 1985. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and his dissertation topic was "Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks for Computer Network Management." Before working as an independent consultant, Karanjit worked as a senior member of the technical staff at ROLM Corporation. As part of his consulting work, Karanjit has written a number of customer compiler and operating development tools. His interests include Unix-based, Novell-based, Windows NT-based, and OS/2-based networks. He holds an ECNE certification for Novell-based networks, is a Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows NT, and has written many books. Other current titles of his from New Riders are NetWare TCP/IP and NFS, Internet Firewalls and Network Security, NetWare 4 Administration, and NetWare 4 Update. He also co-authored NetWare 4 for Professionals, LAN Connectivity, Banyan Vines: The Professional Reference, and Downsizing to NetWare.
Karanjit Siyan is based in Montana where he lives with his wife, Dei. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To the man who knew infinity, Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), for his dazzling mathematical genius that showed the potential of the human mind.
One of the most pleasurable tasks of being an author is thanking the people responsible for the success of a book. My heartfelt thanks to my wife Dei for her love and support. I want to thank my father, Ahal Singh; my mother, Tejinder; my brothers Harjit and Jagjit; and my sisters, Kookie and Dolly. Thanks also to Margaret Cooper Scott, Cathryn and Bob Foley, Craig and Lydia Cooper, Robert and Janie Cooper, Heidi and Steve Bynum, Barbara and Edward L. Scott (Scotty) for their love and support. Special thanks to Mother, without whose spiritual support, this book would not have been possible.
I would like to thank Learning Tree International for rekindling my interest in teaching and writing. For readers interested in additional information on my seminars, call 800-421-8166 (U.S.), 800-267-1696 (Canada), or 0800282353 (U.K.). I wish to thank Bob Sanregret and Anders Amundson, who had no idea what they were starting in July 1990 when they innocently asked me, "Would you like to write a seminar on Novell networking?"
I also want to acknowledge the many people who have helped me along the way: Edward and Mary Kramer, Harpreet Sandhu, Bill Duby, Angela, Michael Anaast, Janice Culliford, my students Lisa, Debi, Sheri, Rondi; Daniel Gottsegen, David Stanfield, Jeffrey Wintroub, Dr. Wagner, Bill Joy, Professor Ramamoorthy, Professor G. S. Sanyal, Professor "M," Professor Kumar Subramaniam, Sunil Padiyar, Dwayne Walker, Rex Cardinale, mathematician D. R. Kaprekar, Mr. Gadre, Brad Koch, Rishard Beaumont, Rick Otto, Eric Garen, David Collins, Yo Amundsen, Kristina Steeg, Mark Drew, Nancy Harrison, John Rutkai, David O'Neal, Doug Northcutt, Karen Snyder, Hy Yarchun, Hal Kane, Patrick Wolfe, Steve Blais, Susan Schneider, Beverly Voight, Marilyn Hilliard, Leslie Mezirow, Mike Murray, Stu Ackerman, and Bruce Wadman.
I especially wish to thank my friends John Moriarty (Professor Moriarty!), Bob Sanregret, Rick Adamson, Marti Lichtanski, Terry Young, and Farshad Nowshadi for their fine company and interesting dinner conversations on several continents. Terry and Farshad provided many stimulating discussions about NetWare 4.x. Special thanks to Farshad for his delightful company, and for his teaching me some finer points on "sharing" and the importance of creating backups!
I want to thank Novell for its technical innovation and leadership in defining and creating the popular PC-based network computing market, for having the vision to create NetWare Directory Services, and for popularizing professional certification in the industry through their CNE/ECNE/CNA programs. Special thanks to Rose Kearsley of Novell for her tremendous help and support.
I also thank Watcom, creators of the professional Watcom C++ 32-bit compiler, which is used for developing NLMs for NetWare. Thanks to Chris, who provided to the author a copy of the Watcom compiler, which he used to explore the NLM architecture.
Many thanks to Macmillan Computer Publishing, particularly Emmett Dulaney and Joe Casad, as well as Cliff Shubs and Phil Worthington.
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