Mastering Local Area Networks

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Mastering Local Area Networks offers a practical, systematic look at networking components, how they fit together, and what they can mean for your business. Whether you're considering investing in a network or already have a network in place, this book will help you choose the technologies that make the most sense for your organization. If you want to build a network yourself, this book will teach you all the concepts and techniques you need to do it right the first time. If you already have a network, this book ...
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Overview

Mastering Local Area Networks offers a practical, systematic look at networking components, how they fit together, and what they can mean for your business. Whether you're considering investing in a network or already have a network in place, this book will help you choose the technologies that make the most sense for your organization. If you want to build a network yourself, this book will teach you all the concepts and techniques you need to do it right the first time. If you already have a network, this book will help you master the administrative and analytical tasks that are key to optimal performance and sensible evolution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782122589
  • Publisher: Sybex, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Mastering Series
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 2.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Channels - Your Network's Nervous System 1
Ch. 1 Basic Networking Concepts and Components 3
Ch. 2 Planning a Network Architecture 43
Ch. 3 Networking Protocols and Application Programming Interfaces 79
Ch. 4 Installing Cards and Cables 115
Ch. 5 Additional Networking Hardware 149
Ch. 6 A Tour of Wide Area Networks 213
Pt. II Pieces of the Puzzle 247
Ch. 7 Building the Better Server 249
Ch. 8 Server Types and Additional Hardware 287
Ch. 9 Client Workstations 333
Pt. III Breathing Life into Your Network - Operating Systems and LAN Applications 357
Ch. 10 Network Operating Systems 359
Ch. 11 LAN Applications and Licensing 405
Ch. 12 Thin Client Networking 427
Ch. 13 Creating a Corporate Web 455
Pt. IV Holistic Network Management - Resource Organization, Security, and Disaster Recovery 487
Ch. 14 Principles of Network Management 489
Ch. 15 Network Security 553
Ch. 16 Disaster Recovery 601
App. A Internet Resources 639
App. B Networking Forms 649
App. C Sample from a Disaster Recovery Plan 655
App. D: Answers 661
Glossary 673
Index 725
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