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Guide to Networking Essentials

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780619130879

ISBN10:
0619130873
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/18/2002
Publisher(s):
Course Technology

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Networks and Networking Concepts
1(46)
What Is Networking?
2(3)
Networking Fundamentals
2(2)
Local and Wide Area Networks
4(1)
A Networking Lexicon
5(3)
Clients, Peers, and Servers
5(1)
The Network Medium Carries Network Messages
6(1)
Network Protocols
6(1)
Network Software
7(1)
Network Services
7(1)
Network Types
8(12)
Peer-to-Peer Networking
8(3)
Server-Based Networks
11(2)
Storage-Area Networks (SANs)
13(2)
Personal Area Networks (PANs)
15(1)
Hybrid Networks
16(1)
Server Hardware Requirements
16(1)
Specialized Servers
17(3)
Selecting the Right Type of Network
20(1)
Chapter Summary
21(1)
Key Terms
21(6)
Review Questions
27(5)
Hands-on Projects
32(12)
Case Projects
44(3)
Network Design Essentials
47(22)
Network Design
48(1)
Designing a Network Layout
48(1)
Standard Topologies
48(7)
Bus
49(3)
Star Topology
52(1)
Ring Topology
53(2)
Wireless Topologies
55(1)
Hubs
55(1)
Active Hubs
56(1)
Passive Hubs
56(1)
Hybrid Hubs
56(1)
Switches
56(1)
Variations of the Major Topologies
57(2)
Mesh Topology
57(1)
Star Bus Topology
58(1)
Star Ring Topology
58(1)
Selecting a Topology
59(1)
Constructing a Network Layout
60(1)
Chapter Summary
61(1)
Key Terms
62(1)
Review Questions
63(2)
Hands-on Projects
65(2)
Case Projects
67(2)
Networking Media
69(54)
Network Cabling: Tangible Physical Media
70(1)
Primary Cable Types
70(21)
General Cable Characteristics
71(2)
Baseband and Broadband Transmission
73(2)
The Importance of Bandwidth
75(1)
Coaxial Cable
75(6)
Twisted-Pair Cable
81(5)
Fiber-Optic Cable
86(3)
Cable Selection Criteria
89(2)
The IBM Cabling System
91(1)
Wireless Networking: Intangible Media
91(11)
The Wireless World
92(1)
Types of Wireless Networks
93(1)
Wireless LAN Applications
94(1)
Wireless LAN Transmission
94(4)
802.11 Wireless Networking
98(1)
Wireless Extended LAN Technologies
99(1)
Microwave Networking Technologies
100(1)
Other Wireless Networking Technologies
101(1)
Chapter Summary
102(2)
Key Terms
104(7)
Review Questions
111(6)
Hands-on Projects
117(3)
Case Projects
120(3)
Network Interface Cards
123(36)
Network Interface Card (NIC) Basics
124(8)
From Parallel to Serial, and Vice Versa
124(3)
PC Buses
127(3)
Other PC Interfaces Used for Networking
130(1)
Principles of NIC Configuration
131(1)
Making the Network Attachment
131(1)
Choosing Network Adapters for Best Performance
132(2)
Special-Purpose NICs
134(1)
Wireless Adapters
134(1)
Remote Boot Adapters
134(1)
Driver Software
135(3)
Chapter Summary
138(1)
Key Terms
139(3)
Review Questions
142(6)
Hands-on Projects
148(8)
Case Projects
156(3)
Making Networks Work
159(30)
OSI and 802 Networking Models
160(11)
Role of a Reference Model
160(1)
OSI Reference Model
161(10)
IEEE 802 Networking Specifications
171(3)
IEEE 802 Specifications
171(1)
IEEE 802 Extensions to the OSI Reference Model
172(2)
Chapter Summary
174(1)
Key Terms
175(4)
Review Questions
179(4)
Hands-on Projects
183(3)
Case Projects
186(3)
Network Communications and Protocols
189(54)
Function of Packets in Network Communications
190(3)
Packet Structure
191(1)
Packet Creation
192(1)
Understanding Packets
193(1)
Protocols
193(23)
The Function of Protocols
193(1)
Protocols in a Layered Architecture
194(3)
Common Protocol Suites
197(17)
Apple Talk
214(1)
Implementing and Removing Protocols
215(1)
Putting Data on the Cable: Access Methods
216(8)
Function of Access Methods
216(1)
Major Access Methods
217(6)
Choosing an Access Method
223(1)
Chapter Summary
224(1)
Key Terms
225(4)
Review Questions
229(5)
Hands-on Projects
234(8)
Case Projects
242(1)
Network Architectures
243(56)
Ethernet
244(12)
Overview of Ethernet
244(1)
10 Mbps IEEE Standards
244(9)
100 Mbps IEEE Standards
253(3)
Gigabit Ethernet: 1 Gbps IEEE 802.3z Standards
256(9)
10 Gigabit Ethernet: 10 Gbps IEEE 802.3ae Standard
260(1)
Ethernet Frame Types
261(1)
Ethernet 802.3
262(1)
Segmentation
263(1)
Wireless Ethernet: IEEE 802.11b
264(1)
Token Ring
265(5)
Token Ring Function
266(2)
Hardware Components
268(1)
Cabling in a Token Ring Environment
269(1)
AppleTalk and ARCnet
270(7)
AppleTalk Environment
270(4)
ARCnet Environment
274(3)
FDDI
277(3)
Other Networking Alternatives
280(4)
Broadband Technologies
280(2)
Broadcast Technologies
282(1)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
282(1)
ATM and SONET Signaling Rates
283(1)
High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI)
284(1)
Chapter Summary
284(2)
Key Terms
286(2)
Review Questions
288(4)
Hands-on Projects
292(4)
Case Projects
296(3)
Simple Network Operations
299(46)
Network Operating Systems
300(1)
Network Operating Systems Overview
300(1)
NOS Demands
300(1)
Software Components of Networking
301(7)
General NOS Components
302(4)
Server Network Software
306(1)
Client and Server
307(1)
Installing a Network Operating System
308(10)
Installation Preparation
308(4)
Installing Microsoft Windows Servers
312(3)
Installing Novell NetWare 6.0
315(1)
Installing Red Hat Linux 7.3
316(2)
Network Services
318(4)
Installing, Removing, and Configuring Network Services
318(1)
Network Bindings
319(1)
Network Printing
320(1)
Network Directory Shares
321(1)
Network Applications
322(3)
E-Mail or Messaging
323(1)
Scheduling or Calendaring
324(1)
Groupware
324(1)
Chapter Summary
325(1)
Key Terms
326(2)
Review Questions
328(4)
Hands-on Projects
332(11)
Case Projects
343(2)
Understanding Complex Networks
345(30)
Interconnectivity in Multivendor Environments
346(1)
Implementing Multivendor Solutions
346(7)
Client-Based Solutions
347(1)
Server-Based Solutions
347(1)
Vendor Options
348(5)
Centralized versus Client/Server Computing
353(3)
Understanding Terminal Services
354(1)
Thin-Client Computing
355(1)
Back to the Future: The Mainframe Environment
356(1)
Client/Server Environment
356(3)
Client/Server Model in a Database Environment
357(1)
Client/Server Architecture
358(1)
Advantages of Working in a Client/Server Environment
359(1)
Web-Based Computing Environments
359(1)
Chapter Summary
360(1)
Key Terms
361(1)
Review Questions
362(2)
Hands-on Projects
364(10)
Case Projects
374(1)
Network Administration and Support
375(46)
Managing Networked Accounts
376(9)
Creating User Accounts
376(5)
Managing Group Accounts
381(1)
Trust Relationships
381(2)
Disabling and Deleting User Accounts
383(1)
Renaming and Copying User Accounts
383(2)
Managing Network Performance
385(8)
Data Reads and Writes
385(1)
Queued Commands
385(1)
Collisions per Second
385(1)
Security Errors
386(1)
Server Sessions
386(1)
Network Performance
386(4)
Total System Management
390(2)
Maintaining a Network History
392(1)
Managing Network Data Security
393(4)
Planning for Network Security
393(1)
Security Models
393(1)
Implementing Security
394(1)
New Security Features in Windows 2000
394(2)
Maintaining Security
396(1)
Security Against Viruses
396(1)
Using Firewalls to Prevent Internet Attacks
397(1)
Avoiding Data Loss
397(7)
Tape Backup
397(2)
Repairing or Recovering Windows Systems
399(1)
Uninterruptible Power Supply
400(1)
Fault-Tolerant Systems
401(3)
Chapter Summary
404(1)
Key Terms
405(2)
Review Questions
407(4)
Hands-on Projects
411(7)
Case Projects
418(3)
Enterprise and Distributed Networks
421(36)
Modems in Network Communications
422(6)
Modem Speed
422(1)
Types of Modems
423(5)
Carriers
428(2)
Remote Access Networking
430(2)
Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)
431(1)
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
431(1)
Creating Larger Networks
432(12)
Repeaters
432(2)
Bridges
434(2)
Switches
436(2)
Routers
438(4)
Brouters
442(1)
Gateways
442(2)
Chapter Summary
444(1)
Key Terms
445(3)
Review Questions
448(3)
Hands-on Projects
451(5)
Case Projects
456(1)
Wide Area and Large-Scale Networks
457(32)
Wide Area Network (WAN) Transmission Technologies
458(10)
Analog Connectivity
459(2)
Digital Connectivity
461(7)
Advanced WAN Technologies
468(2)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
468(1)
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
469(1)
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
470(1)
Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS)
470(1)
Virtual Private Networks
470(3)
VPNs in Windows Environments
471(1)
VPNs in Other Operating System Environments
471(1)
VPN Operation and Benefits
472(1)
Chapter Summary
473(1)
Key Terms
474(2)
Review Questions
476(4)
Hands-on Projects
480(4)
Case Projects
484(5)
Solving Network Problems
489(40)
Preventing Problems with Network-management and Planning
490(10)
Backing Up Network Data
490(1)
Setting Security Policies
491(1)
Setting Hardware and Software Standards
492(1)
Establishing Upgrade Guidelines
493(1)
Maintaining Documentation
493(2)
Performing Pre-Emptive Troubleshooting
495(1)
Practicing Good Customer-Relation Skills
495(1)
Using Network-Monitoring Utilities
496(4)
Network Troubleshooting
500(6)
Troubleshooting Methodology
500(1)
Structured Approach
501(2)
Using Special Tools
503(3)
Network Support Resources
506(3)
Microsoft TechNet
506(1)
Microsoft Knowledge Base
507(1)
Linux Information Resources
507(1)
Novell NetWare Information Sources
508(1)
Online Support Services and Newsgroups
508(1)
Periodicals
509(1)
Common Troubleshooting Situations
509(2)
Cabling and Related Components
509(1)
Power Fluctuations
510(1)
Upgrades
510(1)
Poor Network Performance
511(1)
Chapter Summary
511(2)
Key Terms
513(1)
Review Questions
514(4)
Hands-on Projects
518(9)
Case Projects
527(2)
Understanding and Using Internet Resources
529(24)
What's on the Internet?
530(7)
Chat and Instant Messaging
531(1)
E-Mail
532(1)
File Transfer Protocol Servers
533(1)
Newsgroups
534(1)
Telnet
535(1)
World Wide Web
536(1)
Locating Internet Resources
537(1)
Internet Resource Names
537(1)
Domain Name System (DNS)
538(1)
Getting a Domain Name
538(1)
Making an Internet Connection
539(2)
Dial-Up Connections
539(1)
Digital Connection Types
539(1)
Connection Considerations
540(1)
Chapter Summary
541(1)
Key Terms
541(2)
Review Questions
543(3)
Hands-on Projects
546(4)
Case Projects
550(3)
Appendix A Common Networking Standards and Specifications 553(12)
Standards-Making Process
554(1)
Important Standards Bodies
555(10)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
556(1)
Comite Consultatif International Telephonique et Telegraphique (CCITT)
557(1)
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
558(1)
Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
559(1)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
560(1)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
561(1)
Object Management Group (OMG)
561(1)
The Open Group (TOG)
561(2)
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
563(2)
Appendix B Planning and Implementing Networks 565(16)
Needs Assessment and Justification
566(1)
Establish the Need for a Network
566(1)
Network Plan
567(4)
Working with Consultants
567(1)
Identify and Involve Network Staff
568(1)
Know Your Organization
568(1)
Start Planning
569(2)
A Map Is a Plan, and a Plan Is a Map
571(1)
Network Questionnaire
571(1)
Implementation Plan
571(5)
Good Plans Produce the Best Results
572(2)
Working Around the Users
574(1)
Importance of Fallbacks
574(1)
Access to Emergency Expertise
575(1)
Transitioning Users onto the Network
576(1)
Planning for Network Extensions or Expansions
576(1)
Obtaining Post-Sales Support and Information
577(4)
Build a List and Check It Twice!
577(1)
Be Familiar with the Assets Under Your Control
578(1)
Ready for Action
578(1)
Escalation
579(2)
Appendix C Network Troubleshooting Guide 581(10)
General Questions
582(1)
Cabling Problems
582(1)
Problems with Adapter Cards
583(1)
Driver Problems
583(1)
Problems with Network Operations
584(1)
Problems with Network Printing and Fax Services
584(1)
Problems with Network Applications
585(1)
Problems in a Multivendor Environment
585(1)
Problems with Client/Server Computing
585(1)
Problems with Network Accounts
586(1)
Problems with Data Security
586(1)
Problems with Large Network Communications
587(1)
Network Troubleshooting Tools
587(4)
Ping and Trace Route
587(1)
Cable Testers
588(1)
Network Monitors
589(1)
Protocol Analyzers
589(2)
Appendix D Networking Resources, Online and Offline 591(4)
Printed Material
592(1)
Online/Electronic Materials
592(3)
Glossary 595(30)
Index 625


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