TCP/IP Network Administration

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Apr 4, 2002 - Computers - 748 pages
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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 now includes 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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An old book going back to 1992 in the first edition. Still a must have reference book for anyone in Systems Administration, Networking, or management of Data Centers. Read full review

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An old book going back to 1992 in the first edition. Still a must have reference book for anyone in Systems Administration, Networking, or management of Data Centers. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
Overview of TCPIP
Delivering the Data
Network Services
Getting Started
Basic Configuration
Configuring the Interface
Configuring Routing
Network Security
Troubleshooting TCPIP
PPP Tools
A gated Reference
A named Reference
A dhcpd Reference
A sendmail Reference
Solaris httpdconf File

Configuring DNS
Local Network Services
sendmail
Configuring Apache
RFC Excerpts
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

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.

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