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Title:
Peter Norton's complete guide to networking
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Norton, Peter, 1943-
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, [1999]

©1999
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xiv, 576 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780672315930
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Book

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Summary

Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Networking discusses a variety of topics that are critical to successfully understanding and using a network system, including hardware, installation, configuration, administration. The book also addresses advanced maintenance and security topics. The topics are presented in an easy to understand fashion, offering specific solutions to various problems an administrator or user might encounter. The book provides concrete examples for a variety of common tasks or problems. Three popular network environments-Windows NT/2000, Unix/Linux and NetWare-receive primary focus in the book. The book also provides coverage of integrating multiple operating systems and establishing simple mini-LANs.


Author Notes

Peter Norton s name is internationally synonymous with PC expertise. His group has created a best-selling suite of utilities that includes the Norton Utilities, Norton Ant-Virus, Norton Desktop, and Norton pcANYWHERE. Some of these technologies have been incorporated into Windows 95 system tools. Among his titles published with SAMS are Complete Guide to DOS 6.22, Inside the PC, & Complete Guide to Windows 98. On this title, he ll team up with another expert in the field of networking who ll provide task-level advice, hints and real-world solutions.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I Network Fundamentalsp. 3
1 A Networking Primerp. 5
Evolution of Networksp. 5
Standards Organizationsp. 7
The OSI Reference Modelp. 10
Networking Basicsp. 16
Summaryp. 24
2 The Physical (and Not-So-Physical) Layerp. 25
The Physical Layerp. 26
Physical Transmission Mediap. 34
The Not-So-Physical Layerp. 45
Wireless LANsp. 49
The IEEE 802.11p. 60
Summaryp. 62
3 The Data Link Layerp. 63
OSI Layer 2p. 63
Framesp. 64
Evolution of Proprietary Frame Structuresp. 66
IEEE Project 802p. 70
FDDIp. 80
Selecting a LAN Technologyp. 82
Media Accessp. 84
Summaryp. 97
4 The Network and Transport Layersp. 99
Protocol Stacksp. 99
The Internet Protocol, Version 4 (IPv4)p. 101
The Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6)p. 108
Novell's IPX/SPXp. 113
Apple Corporation's AppleTalk Protocol Suitep. 118
NetBEUIp. 124
Summaryp. 125
Part II Building Local Area Networksp. 127
5 LAN Types and Topologiesp. 129
LAN-Attached Devicesp. 129
Network Typep. 133
LAN Topologiesp. 139
Complex Topologiesp. 145
LAN Functional Areasp. 149
Summaryp. 156
6 Ethernetp. 157
History of Ethernetsp. 158
Fundamentals of Ethernetp. 159
Layered Functionsp. 163
The Physical Layer's Medium Dependent Interfacesp. 166
Fast Ethernetp. 172
Gigabit Ethernetp. 176
Delay Budgetsp. 185
Summaryp. 186
7 Token Ringp. 187
Fundamentals of Token Ringp. 187
Token Ring Frame Structuresp. 189
Token Ring Mechanicsp. 194
Token Ring's Futurep. 202
Benefits of Token Ringp. 205
Limitations of Token Ringp. 205
Summaryp. 206
8 FDDIp. 207
Fundamentals of FDDIp. 207
Building FDDI Networksp. 210
FDDI Framesp. 221
The Mechanics of FDDIp. 226
Summaryp. 228
9 ATMp. 229
Fundamentals of ATMp. 230
ATM Reference Modelp. 234
Local Area Network Emulation (LANE)p. 246
Summaryp. 248
Part III Building Wide Area Networksp. 249
10 Wide Area Networkingp. 251
Understanding WAN Technologiesp. 251
Using Transmission Facilitiesp. 252
Choosing Communications Hardwarep. 258
Understanding Internetwork Addressingp. 260
Using Routing Protocolsp. 263
Understanding WAN Topologiesp. 266
Designing Your WANp. 275
Summaryp. 281
11 Transmission Facilitiesp. 283
Leased Linesp. 283
Digital Signal Standardsp. 288
The T-Carrier Systemp. 292
Circuit Switched Transmission Facilitiesp. 295
Switched 56p. 296
Frame Relayp. 296
ATMp. 303
Packet Switched Transmission Facilitiesp. 307
X.25p. 307
Summaryp. 312
12 Modems and Dial-Up Technologiesp. 315
How Modems Workp. 315
Standard Modem Interfacesp. 322
ITU-T (CCITT) Modem Standardsp. 325
Modems and Microsoft Networkingp. 327
Summaryp. 329
13 Remote Access Services (RAS)p. 331
History of Remote Access Networkingp. 331
Remote Connection Setupp. 334
Remote Access Transport Servicesp. 339
Network Operating Systems and RAS Capabilitiesp. 344
RAS Security Issuesp. 348
Intranets and the Internetp. 349
Extranetsp. 352
Virtual Private Networksp. 359
Summaryp. 361
Part IV Operating Networksp. 363
14 Network Operating Systems (NOS)p. 365
History of Network Operating Systemsp. 365
Banyan Network Systemsp. 368
Novell NetWarep. 371
Microsoft Windows NTp. 377
Summaryp. 381
15 Network Administrationp. 383
What Is Network Administration?p. 383
Managing Network Accountsp. 384
Managing Resourcesp. 391
Management Toolsp. 395
Summaryp. 398
16 Managing Network Performancep. 399
Potential Network Performance Problemsp. 399
Tools and Techniquesp. 404
Summaryp. 412
17 Protecting the Networkp. 413
Ensuring Data Integrityp. 413
Protecting the Operating Systemp. 414
Protecting Your Hardwarep. 423
Protecting User Datap. 428
Implementing Your Data Integrity Planp. 434
Planning for Network and Data Securityp. 434
Summaryp. 449
18 Directory Servicesp. 451
The Purpose of a Network Directoryp. 451
Directory Frameworkp. 452
An Illustration of the Directory Modelp. 456
The Network Directory's Special Featuresp. 458
The X.500 Specificationp. 460
Network Name Resolutionp. 472
Kerberosp. 478
Windows Networking: Workgroups and Domainsp. 480
Banyan StreetTalkp. 482
Novell Directory Services (NDS)p. 484
Microsoft's Active Directory Servicep. 488
Summaryp. 494
19 Troubleshooting and Preventing Problemsp. 497
Proactive Network Control Operationsp. 498
Proactive Network Disaster Operationsp. 506
Logical Fault Isolationp. 510
Common Networking Problemsp. 516
Tools for Gathering Informationp. 522
Helpful Resourcesp. 524
Summaryp. 527
Part V Appendixp. 529
A Glossaryp. 531
Indexp. 547