The Complete Network Upgrade and Maintenance Guide

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This book is the most complete and authoritative resource available, covering every aspect of network communications, hardware, server systems, and client software. Three leading authorities in the networking industry offer hot tips and sage advice, with over 1500 pages of vital information found in no other single book. Authoritative, yet easy to read, this essential guide for administrators who must upgrade, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot real-world networks will save you time and money and will help to ...
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Overview

This book is the most complete and authoritative resource available, covering every aspect of network communications, hardware, server systems, and client software. Three leading authorities in the networking industry offer hot tips and sage advice, with over 1500 pages of vital information found in no other single book. Authoritative, yet easy to read, this essential guide for administrators who must upgrade, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot real-world networks will save you time and money and will help to keep your network trouble-free and state-of-the-art for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782122596
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/19/1998
  • Pages: 1556
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 2.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Network Communications Concepts
Ch. 1 Networking Overview 3
Ch. 2 The OSI Model and Protocol Communication 29
Ch. 3 Specific Networking Protocols 77
Ch. 4 Ethernet Overview 171
Ch. 5 Token Ring Overview 187
Ch. 6 Network Topologies 207
Pt. II Network Hardware
Ch. 7 Transmission Media 269
Ch. 8 Network Adapters and Punch-Down Panels 319
Ch. 9 Repeaters, Hubs, Routers, and Bridges 335
Ch. 10 Workstations, Servers, and Additional Connectivity Hardware 383
Pt. III Network Server Software
Ch. 11 Novell NetWare/IntraNetWare 403
Ch. 12 Windows NT Server 459
Ch. 13 Unix/Linux 501
Ch. 14 Lotus Notes 553
Ch. 15 OS/2 Warp, Banyan VINES/StreetTalk, and LANtastic 575
Ch. 16 AppleTalk and AppleShare 609
Pt. IV Network Client Software
Ch. 17 Who Can Talk to Whom 633
Pt. V Interconnecting Networks
Ch. 18 Adding Internet Access 707
Ch. 19 Building an Intranet 741
Ch. 20 Introduction to Extranets 771
Ch. 21 Extranet Infrastructure 805
Pt. VI Accessing Networks Remotely
Ch. 22 Implementing an Effective Telecommuting System 837
Ch. 23 Remote Access Hardware 877
Pt. VII Optimizing and Fine-Tuning for Performance
Ch. 24 Ways to Speed Up an Existing Server 901
Ch. 25 Creating and Using a Network Baseline 927
Ch. 26 Stress-Testing Techniques 949
Pt. VIII Network Security Issues
Ch. 27 Top Ten Things You Can Do to Increase Security 963
Ch. 28 Internet-Related Security Issues 993
Pt. IX Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
Ch. 29 Basic Elements of Troubleshooting 1041
Ch. 30 Hardware Troubleshooting Tools 1059
Ch. 31 Software Troubleshooting Tools 1085
Ch. 32 Diagnosing Real-World Problems 1131
Ch. 33 Troubleshooting Servers 1155
Ch. 34 Troubleshooting Workstations 1213
Ch. 35 Troubleshooting the Physical Network 1277
Ch. 36 Troubleshooting Network Printing 1317
Ch. 37 Troubleshooting WANs 1357
Ch. 38 A Pound of Prevention 1393
App. A: Information Resources 1425
App. B: Vendor Web Sites 1445
App. C: Manufacturer's Ethernet Identifiers 1455
App. D: Glossary 1463
Index 1484
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