Networking: The Complete Reference

Networking: The Complete Reference

by Craig Zacker, Michael Mueller
     
 
The single most comprehensive volume on networking available

Design, set up, and maintain a secure networking environment with help from this authoritative resource. You'll get detailed, practical advice on everything from selecting hardware and software to configuring Internet servers--plus coverage of wireless LAN technologies. You'll find expanded

Overview

The single most comprehensive volume on networking available

Design, set up, and maintain a secure networking environment with help from this authoritative resource. You'll get detailed, practical advice on everything from selecting hardware and software to configuring Internet servers--plus coverage of wireless LAN technologies. You'll find expanded coverage of Windows 2000, network security, remote access, network design, and administration and support policies. Tables, diagrams, and flowcharts integrated throughout the book help illustrate networking concepts, and captured packets demonstrate the communication processes occurring on a live network.

Clearly-written, thorough, and logically-organized, this book is an invaluable reference--offering a wealth of both conceptual and technical information on all aspects of networking.

  • Learn how to design and set up an effective network
  • Examine latest technologies for wireless connectivity--including IEEE 802.11 and wireless LANs
  • Understand various server technologies such as multiple processors, drive arrays, and storage area networks
  • Implement networking protocols, including Ethernet, Token Ring, TCP/IP, IPX, and more
  • Organize and transmit e-mail within an organization and across the Internet
  • Install enterprise directory services, including Active Directory and Novell Directory Services (NDS)
  • Handle network administration, including security and troubleshooting

Editorial Reviews

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When it comes to networking books, Craig Zacker is rock-solid reliable. Last year's Upgrading & Troubleshooting Networks: The Complete Reference was outstanding. In his new Networking: The Complete Reference, Zacker manages to cover the field's full breadth and depth, combining clear explanations of principles with specific "from-the-trenches" solutions.

He begins with an especially lucid introduction to networking jargon and history. Next, he introduces each key network hardware component -- NICs, cables, routers, hubs, switches, servers, wireless LANs -- showing how to meld this hardware into network designs that deliver superior performance.

Zacker next moves on to reviewing key network protocols, especially Ethernet and TCP/IP. You'll find thorough introductions to Windows 2000/NT and NetWare (a long-time area of expertise for Zacker) -- including chapter-length introductions to directory services on each platform. There's extensive coverage of Internet connectivity, including DHCP, DNS, Web and email servers, and of course, security. The book concludes with three chapters on day-to-day network administration -- ranging from daily backups to protocol analysis to making sure your client workstations are good citizens on the network. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey–based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072192773
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/26/2001
Series:
Osborne Complete Reference Series
Pages:
1109
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.16(h) x 2.22(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Zacker is a writer editor, and networker whose computing experience began in the halcyon days of teletypes and paper tape. After making the move from minicomputers to PCs, he worked as an administrator of Novel NetWare networks and as a PC support technician, while operating a freelance desktop publishing business. After earning a Masters degree in English and American literature from NYU, Craig worked extensively on the integration of Windows NT into existing NetWare internetworks, and was employed as a technical writer, content provider, and Webmaster for the online services group of a large software company. Since devoting himself to writing and editing full time, Craig has authored or contributed to many books on operating systems and networking topics, and has published articles with top industry publications including Windows NT Magazine, for which he is a contributing editor.

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