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Microsoft TCP/IP, Windows 2000
Powell, Keith A. (Keith Alan), 1961-
Publication Information:
Roseville, Calif. : Prima Tech, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 529 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.

"A resource guide for server administrators!"--Cover.
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This book walks the introductory Windows 2000 TCP/IP administrator all the way through the intermediate level, while minimizing the technical jargon. The book also contains a TCP/IP Architecture blueprint to aid the new TCP/IP administrator in creating his or her own TCP/IP - based network architecture for a small to mid-sized organization.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xix
Part I Windows 2000 TCP/IP Basicsp. 1
Chapter 1 Introducing Windows 2000 TCP/IP Architecturep. 3
Tracing the History of TCP/IPp. 4
Understanding Windows 2000 Networking Basicsp. 6
Constructing the Anatomy of a Networkp. 6
Designing a Networkp. 9
Choosing Your Network's Topologyp. 10
Selecting Your Network's Technology and Protocolsp. 11
Reviewing Local Area Network (LAN) Technologyp. 15
A Wide Area Network (WAN) Overviewp. 16
Networking with Windows 2000 TCP/IPp. 18
Installing Windows 2000 TCP/IPp. 18
The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Modelp. 22
Layer 1 Physicalp. 22
Layer 2 Data-Linkp. 23
Layer 3 Networkp. 24
Layer 4 Transportp. 24
Layer 5 Sessionp. 24
Layer 6 Presentationp. 25
Layer 7 Applicationp. 25
The TCP/IP Protocol Suitep. 25
TCP/IP Features New to Windows 2000p. 29
An IP Address Definitionp. 31
An Introduction to Subnet Masksp. 32
An Introduction to Gatewaysp. 33
Requests for Comments (RFCs) Supported by Windows 2000p. 34
Windows 2000 Architecture Implicationsp. 39
Chapter 2 Using the Internet Protocol (IP)p. 41
Understanding the Internet Protocol (IP)p. 42
Understanding the IP Packet Structurep. 43
Understanding IP Addressingp. 56
Understanding the Binary Numbering Systemp. 56
Host and Network IDsp. 57
Comprehending IP Address Classesp. 59
Recognizing IP Address Classesp. 60
Understanding Subnet Masksp. 63
Determining the Need for a Subnetp. 64
Configuring Multiple Subnetsp. 69
Chapter 3 Understanding the Internet Message and Management Protocolsp. 73
Understanding the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)p. 74
Understanding ICMP Structuresp. 74
Understanding How the Notification of Lost and Discarded IP Datagrams Occursp. 76
Redirecting ICMP Packetsp. 80
Reviewing the Router Discovery Processp. 82
Understanding ICMP Router Advertisementsp. 82
Understanding ICMP Router Solicitationsp. 83
Understanding a Path Maximum Transmission Unit (PMTU)p. 83
Understanding ICMP Source Quenchp. 87
Understanding the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Version 2.0p. 88
Understanding IGMP Structuresp. 89
Understanding IGMP v2 Routing with Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)p. 90
Understanding General IGMP Security Considerationsp. 90
Understanding Query Messagesp. 91
Understanding Report Messagesp. 91
Understanding Leave Messagesp. 91
Chapter 4 Comprehending the Address Resolution Protocolp. 93
Introducing the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)p. 94
Understanding an ARP Structurep. 96
Delving into ARP Cache Detailsp. 99
Modifying the ARP Cache Lifep. 101
Using the ARP Utilityp. 107
Chapter 5 Activating Windows 2000 TCP/IP and the Internet Information Server (IIS)p. 111
Examining IIS from a Technical Perspectivep. 112
Reviewing IIS Requirementsp. 113
The General Hardware and Software Requirements for Using IIS 5.0p. 114
The Basic IIS 5.0 Connectivity Requirementsp. 116
Installing IIS 5.0p. 118
Reviewing HTTPp. 123
Understanding HTTP Terminologyp. 124
Reviewing HTTP Message Syntaxp. 128
HTTP Headersp. 129
Understanding HTTP Message Bodiesp. 131
Understanding URSs, URLs, and URNsp. 134
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)p. 134
Uniform Resource Name (URN)p. 138
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)p. 139
Securing HTTP Contextp. 140
Reviewing FTPp. 142
Using FTP from a Windows 2000 Computerp. 145
Using FTP from a Command Promptp. 145
Using FTP from a Windows 2000 Explorer Windowp. 150
Managing the Windows 2000 FTP Serverp. 152
Understanding the IIS FTP Restart Functionp. 156
Securing FTPp. 156
Reviewing SMTPp. 157
Managing the SMTP Servicesp. 158
Telnet Reviewp. 165
Part II Windows 2000 Transport Level TCP/IPp. 169
Chapter 6 Understanding the User Datagram and Transmission Control Protocolsp. 171
Introducing the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)p. 172
Understanding UDP Packet Configurationp. 173
Understanding the Characteristics of UDPp. 174
Understanding the Limitations of UDPp. 175
Introducing the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)p. 179
Understanding the Basic Characteristics of TCPp. 180
Establishing a TCP Connectionp. 182
Understanding TCP Window Sizep. 183
Configuring a Windows 2000 TCP Window Scalep. 183
Chapter 7 Using Windows 2000 Routingp. 187
Reviewing General Routing Principlesp. 188
Understanding Routing Tablesp. 189
Understanding the Windows 2000 Routing Toolsp. 190
Reviewing the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)p. 193
Using RRASp. 199
Adding and Configuring a New Routing Protocolp. 205
Working with RRAS Serversp. 209
Part III Windows 2000 TCP/IP Applicationsp. 223
Chapter 8 Deploying a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Serverp. 225
Introducing DHCPp. 226
Presenting DHCP Terminology and Technologyp. 226
Understanding a DHCP Message Flowp. 228
Reviewing the New Features of Windows 2000 DHCPp. 229
Examining the Inner Workings of DHCPp. 234
Installing a Windows 2000 DHCP Serverp. 234
Setting DHCP Optionsp. 239
Initial DHCP Server Startup and Configurationp. 239
Understanding DHCP Scope Managementp. 248
Configuring DHCP Server Global Optionsp. 257
Ongoing DHCP Server Managementp. 259
Reconciling the DHCP Server Databasep. 260
Managing General DHCP Server Scope Propertiesp. 261
Managing General DHCP Server Propertiesp. 263
Examining a Few DHCP Deployment Best Practicesp. 265
Chapter 9 Working with Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS)p. 267
Introducing the Domain Name Systemp. 268
Determining How DDNS Differs from DNSp. 275
Discovering the Inner Workings of DDNSp. 276
Understanding Zonesp. 276
Understanding Resource Recordsp. 279
Reviewing the DNS Server Functionsp. 285
Understanding the Primary Serverp. 285
Understanding the Secondary Serverp. 285
Understanding a Caching-Only Serverp. 286
Understanding the Aging/Scavenging Serverp. 286
Reviewing the New Features of Windows 2000 DNSp. 287
Setting DDNS Optionsp. 288
Installing the Windows 2000 DNS Server Servicesp. 289
Configuring the Windows 2000 DNS Serverp. 291
Conducting a Base DDNS Server Configurationp. 291
Configuring Aging/Scavenging Server Featuresp. 300
Stopping and Starting a DNS Serverp. 302
Configuring Advanced DNS Server Propertiesp. 302
Modifying Lookup Zonesp. 308
Understanding General DNS Deployment Strategiesp. 320
Reviewing DNS Server Best Practicesp. 320
Monitoring DNS Server Performancep. 322
Using Active Directory with DNSp. 323
Chapter 10 Integrating Windows 2000 Active Directory into Your Organizationp. 325
Understanding the Active Directoryp. 326
Using Non-Microsoft DNS Servers to Support the Active Directoryp. 329
Reviewing a Few Active Directory Deployment Tipsp. 332
Chapter 11 Presenting Windows Internet Name Services (WINS)p. 335
Understanding WINS from its Brief Social and Technical Historiesp. 336
Becoming Familiar with WINS Technical Detailsp. 337
Deciding Why and When to Use WINSp. 341
Checking Out the New Features of Windows 2000 WINSp. 343
Starting with the Inner Workings of WINSp. 344
Installing the Windows 2000 WINS Server Servicep. 345
Setting WINS Options through Basic WINS Server Managementp. 347
Managing Active WINS Server Registrationsp. 356
Using Replication Partnersp. 359
Stopping a WINS Serverp. 365
Reviewing Advanced WINS Server Management Optionsp. 366
Intermingling WINS and DHCP Serversp. 367
Understanding a Few WINS Server Management Best Practicesp. 367
Part IV Advanced TCP/IP Topicsp. 369
Chapter 12 Understanding Quality of Service (QoS)p. 371
Understanding the Hardware and Software Requirements of QoSp. 372
Why QoS?p. 374
Understanding QoS Terminologyp. 374
Understanding the Additional RSVP Detailsp. 377
Deployment Windows 2000 QoSp. 378
Installing QoSp. 379
Installing Active Directoryp. 380
Checking for a QoS-Compliant Environmentp. 388
Configuring QoSp. 389
Exploring a Few Tips on Getting the Most out of QoSp. 394
Chapter 13 Troubleshooting TCP/IP Problemsp. 397
Building a Troubleshooting Methodologyp. 398
Using TCP/IP Diagnostic Utilitiesp. 401
Using the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Utilityp. 401
Using the Microsoft Network Monitor (NetMon)p. 403
Using the NetBIOS Statistics (NBTStat) Utilityp. 407
Using the Network Server Lookup (NSLookup) Toolp. 410
Using the PathPing Utilityp. 411
Using the Packet InterNet Groper (PING) Utilityp. 412
Using the Protocol Statistics (NetStat) Utilityp. 414
Understanding the Route Utilityp. 415
Using the TCP/IP Configuration (IPConfig) Utilityp. 416
Using the Trace Route (TraceRt) Utilityp. 418
Understanding the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Utilitiesp. 419
Chapter 14 Securing TCP/IP Connectionsp. 427
Understanding Firewalls and Proxy Serversp. 428
Using the Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000p. 429
Deploying Windows 2000 IP Security and TCP/IP Filteringp. 430
Understanding a Virtual Private Network (VPN)p. 435
Deploying a VPNp. 437
Chapter 15 Understanding Advanced TCP/IP Technologiesp. 439
Understanding Voice over IP (VoIP)p. 440
Understanding the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)p. 442
Understanding IPv6p. 443
Obtaining IPv6 for Windows 2000p. 446
Configuring a Windows 2000 Computer to Use IPv6p. 449
Using IPv6 in an IPv4 Worldp. 452
Understanding Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)p. 453
Part V Appendixesp. 455
Appendix A Becoming Microsoft Windows 2000 Certifiedp. 457
Microsoft Certification Reviewp. 458
Skills Being Measuredp. 459
Where to Obtain Trainingp. 462
Examsp. 463
Microsoft Certification Process Tipsp. 464
Appendix B Subnet Masks Conversion Tablep. 465
Appendix C Well Known and Registered TCP/IP Portsp. 467
Well Known Port Numbersp. 468
Registered Port Numbersp. 488
Appendix D CD-ROM Contentsp. 511
Starting and Using the CD-ROMp. 512
Indexp. 515