Networking: A Beginner's Guide

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McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2005 - Computers - 447 pages
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Here is an unparalleled introduction to networking, offering easy-to-follow details on design and configuration, hardware, networking protocols, remote access, and security. This updated guide contains expanded coverage of wireless networking, the latest Windows and Linux releases, and security measures. New networking professionals will first learn what they need to know about network technology, and then how to apply that knowledge to set up, manage, and secure networks. It covers Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora 4. There is more remote coverage including new coverage of SSL VPNS. There are full details on the latest in wireless networking including WiFi. It presents new anti-spam and security techniques.

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Bruce Hallberg (Cupertino, CA) has been involved in the computer industry for over 20 years. He has consulted nationally for Fortune 1000 firms on the implementation of management information systems and networking systems. He has designed and set up hundreds of networks over the years, including using all versions of NetWare and Windows NT/2000/2003 Server. For the past 10 years, he has been director of Information Systems for a biotechnology company in the SF Bay Area. While no longer a professional programmer, he is competent in a variety of computer languages, including both low- and high-level languages.

He has over 20 book credits, including titles on Windows NT, Netware, Exchange Server, Windows 9x, OS/2, and Microsoft Office.

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