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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking







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.

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

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