TCP/IP Network Administration

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O'Reilly & Associates, 1998 - Computers - 612 pages

TCP/IP Network Administration, 2nd Edition is a complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network for administrators of networks of systems or users of home systems that access the Internet. It starts with the fundamentals: what the protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing are used to move data through the network, and how to set up your network connection.

Beyond basic setup, this new second edition discusses advanced routing protocols (RIPv2, OSPF, and BGP) and the gated software package that implements them. It also provides a tutorial on how to configure important network services, including PPP, SLIP, sendmail, Domain Name Service (DNS), BOOTP and DHCP configuration servers, and some simple setups for NIS and NFS. There are also chapters on troubleshooting and security. In addition, this book is a command and syntax reference for several important packages, including pppd, dip, gated, named, dhcpd, andsendmail.

Contents include:

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Delivering the Data
  • Network Services
  • Getting Started
  • Basic Configuration
  • Configuring the Interface
  • Configuring Routing
  • Configuring DNS Name Service
  • Configuring Network Servers
  • sendmail
  • Troubleshooting TCP/IP
  • Network Security
  • Internet Information Resources

Appendixes include: dip, pppd and chat reference; agated reference; a named reference; a dhcpd reference; and a sendmail reference

Covers Linux, BSD, and System V TCP/IP implementations.

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Overview of TCPIP
Delivering the Data
Network Services

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About the author (1998)

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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