TCP/IP Network Administration

ISBN-10: 0596002971

ISBN-13: 9780596002978

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Craig Hunt

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This complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network is essential for network administrators, and invaluable for users of home systems that access the Internet. The book starts with the fundamentals -- what protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing are used to move data through the network, how to set up your network connection -- and then covers, in detail, everything you need to know to exchange information via the Internet. Included are discussions on advanced routing protocols (RIPv2, OSPF, and BGP) and the gated software package that implements them, a tutorial on configuring important network services -- including DNS, Apache, sendmail, Samba, PPP, and DHCP -- as well as expanded chapters on troubleshooting and security. "TCP/IP Network Administration is also a command and syntax reference for important packages such as gated, pppd, named, dhcpd, and sendmail. With coverage that includes Linux, Solaris, BSD, and System V TCP/IP implementations, the third edition contains: Overview of TCP/IP Delivering the data Network services Getting startedM Basic configuration Configuring the interface Configuring routing Configuring DNS Configuring network servers Configuring sendmail Configuring Apache Network security Troubleshooting Appendices include "dip, "ppd, and "chat reference, a "gated reference, a "dhcpd reference, and a "sendmail reference This new edition includes ways of configuring Samba to provide file and print sharing on networks that integrate Unix and Windows, and a new chapter is dedicated to the important task of configuring the Apache web server. Coverage of network security nowincludes details on OpenSSH, stunnel, gpg, iptables, and the access control mechanism in xinetd. Plus, the book offers updated information about DNS, including details on BIND 8 and BIND 9, the role of classless IP addressing and network prefixes, and the changing role of registrars. Without a doubt, "TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition is a must-have for all network administrators and anyone who deals with a network that transmits data over the Internet.
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List price: $44.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 748
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Craig Hunt has worked with computer systems for the last twenty years, including a stint with the federal government as both a programmer and systems programmer. He joined Honeywell to work on the WWMCCS network in the days before TCP/IP, back when the network used NCP. After Honeywell, Craig went to work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He's still there today and is currently the leader of the Network Engineering Group. Craig is the author of TCP/IP Network Administration and other O'Reilly books.

Overview of TCP/IP
TCP/IP and the Internet
A Data Communications Model
TCP/IP Protocol Architecture
Network Access Layer
Internet Layer
Transport Layer
Application Layer
Delivering the Data
Addressing, Routing, and Multiplexing
The IP Address
Internet Routing Architecture
The Routing Table
Address Resolution
Protocols, Ports, and Sockets
Network Services
Names and Addresses
The Host Table
Mail Services
File and Print Servers
Configuration Servers
Getting Started
Connected and Non-Connected Networks
Basic Information
Planning Routing
Planning Naming Service
Other Services
Informing the Users
Basic Configuration
Kernel Configuration
Startup Files
The Internet Daemon
The Extended Internet Daemon
Configuring the Interface
The ifconfig Command
TCP/IP Over a Serial Line
Installing PPP
Configuring Routing
Common Routing Configurations
The Minimal Routing Table
Building a Static Routing Table
Interior Routing Protocols
Exterior Routing Protocols
Gateway Routing Daemon
Configuring gated
Configuring DNS
BIND: Unix Name Service
Configuring the Resolver
Configuring named
Using nslookup
Local Network Services
The Network File System
Sharing Unix Printers
Using Samba to Share Resources with Windows
Network Information Service
Managing Distributed Servers
Post Office Servers
sendmail's Function
Running sendmail as a Daemon
sendmail Aliases
The File Configuration Language
Rewriting the Mail Address
Modifying a File
Configuring Apache
Installing Apache Software
Configuring the Apache Server
Understanding an httpd.conf File
Web Server Security
Managing Your Web Server
Network Security
Security Planning
User Authentication
Application Security
Security Monitoring
Access Control
Words to the Wise
Troubleshooting TCP/IP
Approaching a Problem
Diagnostic Tools
Testing Basic Connectivity
Troubleshooting Network Access
Checking Routing
Checking Name Service
Analyzing Protocol Problems
Protocol Case Study
PPP Tools
A gated Reference
A named Reference
A dhcpd Reference
A sendmail Reference
Solaris httpd.conf File
RFC Excerpts
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