TCP/IP for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0470450606

ISBN-13: 9780470450604

Edition: 6th 2009

Authors: Candace Leiden, Marshall Wilensky

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What the book covers: This revision will bring TCP/IP For Dummies, 6 th Edition, completely up to date with new and revised information on networking basics and TCP/IP standards that beginners need to know to get up to speed on the latest networking protocols and applications. TCP/IP is always a hot topic because it is the glue that holds the Internet and the World Wide Web together. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6 th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics and a reference to help readers use TCP/IP applications and tools on all kinds of computers connected to networks. The book uncovers the relationships among TCP/IP, the Net, and the Web; explores client/server and how it is the foundation of TCP/IP; shows how to install and configure TCP/IP and its applications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets, and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-step information on building and enforcing security; and provides information on all the new protocols that have been introduced.For readers who need to install and set up TCP/IP on their computer at home or on lots of computers for their company, the book includes lots of hands-on sections that take them through the process step by step. The book includes practical security tips, including a Quick Start Security Guide. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6 th Edition, shows how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, signatures, and setting up a secure Internet credit card transaction.Updated coverage: TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition includes new and updated coverage of Web protocols; new hardware; wireless routers; new voice and mobile technologies; new security protocols (phishing, wireless security); blogging and social networking (vlogging, photologging, MySpace, Facebook), dynamic DNS; mobile IP; troubleshooting; broadband; and more.
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Book details

Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

About the Authors Candace Leiden is the Chief Technologist at the Cardinal Software Group, a training and consulting corporation. Forced to learn about computers because she was afraid of slide rules, Candace has worked as a software developer, a system and network administrator, and a database administrator and architect. She currently specializes in performance management and tuning for large production databases on a variety of Linux, UNIX, and Windows 2000 systems. Candace is also the author of TCP/IP For Dummies, published by Hungry Minds, Inc., and of more than 20 technical courseware manuals for large international corporations, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of Defense on Linux, UNIX, and Oracle. She also speaks at technical conferences worldwide. Terry Collings has been working in the computer field since 1981 and has experience in MS-DOS, Windows, Netware, and UNIX, as well as the hardware on which these systems run. He is an Instructional Technologist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He also teaches a wide range of computer and technology related courses in the evenings at Allentown Business School.

TCP/IP from Names to Addresses
Understanding TCP/IP Basics
Layering TCP/IP Protocols
Serving Up Clients and Servers
Nice Names and Appetizing Addresses
Need More Addresses? Try Subnetting and NAT
Getting Connected
Confi guring a TCP/IP Network - the Software Side
Networking SOHO with Wireless
Advancing into Routing Protocols
IPv6 IP on Steroids
Serving Up DNS (The Domain Name System)
Configuring Clients and Servers Web, E-Mail, and Chat
Digesting Web Clients and Servers
Minimum Security Facilities
Eating Up E-Mail
Securing E-Mail
Beyond E-Mail Social Networking and Online Communities
Even More TCP/IP Applications and Services
Mobile IP - The Moveable Feast
Saving Money with VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
File and Print Sharing Services
Sharing Compute Power
Network Troubleshooting and Security
Staying with Security Protocols
Relishing More Meaty Security
Troubleshooting Connectivity and Performance Problems
The Part of Tens
Ten More Uses for TCP/IP
Ten More Resources for Information about TCP/IP Security
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