Heterogeneous Internetworking: Networking Technically Diverse Operating Systems

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1996 - Computers - 644 pages
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The rise of LANs, WANs, the Internet, and client-server architectures means that from your desktop, you may be interfacing with applications based on DOS, UNIX, Macintosh, or other operating systems. These programs may be accessed via OSI, TCP/IP, SNA, AppleTalk, DECnet, NetBios, and a number of other protocols. Heterogeneous Internetworking gives everything you need to know to sort out the various standards and systems and make them work for you. Main subject areas include internetworking diverse operating systems, system administration and management of interconnected networks, troubleshooting internetworks and performance tuning. Beginning with an overview of technological trends, this book covers the history of networking, current standards, and future projections. The basic connectivity issues, for both hardware and software are reviewed, along with the basics of internetworking. After this theoretical background Heterogeneous Internetworking gets down to specifics, including standards and protocols, both de facto and de jure; internetworking tools and applications, including file transfer, E-mail, and databases; integrating legacy networks, especially IBM and DEC systems; and monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting diverse networks. Every chapter includes a summary and review exercises, making Heterogeneous Internetworking ideal for classroom use or self-tutoring, as well as general reference. The organization allows you to turn directly to the section you need, or work through the materials in sequence. This book is intended for computer professionals such as network administrators, technical support staff, systems analysis, application developers, and their managers.

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