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Guide to Networking Essentials

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9781418837181

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1418837180
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Pub. Date:
6/21/2006
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Summary

Guide to Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition has been revised and provides a baseline level of knowledge for success in industry and preparation for networking certifications, including the MCSA, MCSE, CNA and CCNA designations. This new edition has been updated to cover new industry topics such as Networked Attached Storage (NAS), Cable Installation and Management, as well as, Fixed and Mobile WiMAX. Written with a focus on networking operating systems, this book continues to provide up-to-date coverage of Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 technologies along with UNIX, Red Hat Linux, and Novell Netware operating systems.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introduction to Networks and Networking Concepts
1(40)
What Is Networking?
2(2)
Networking Fundamentals
2(1)
Local and Wide Area Networks
3(1)
Developing a Networking Lexicon
4(4)
Clients, Peers, and Servers
5(1)
Network Medium
6(1)
Network Protocols
6(1)
Network Software
7(1)
Network Services
7(1)
Understanding Network Types
8(7)
Peer-to-Peer Networking
9(2)
Server-Based Networks
11(3)
Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)
14(1)
Understanding the Role of Network Servers
15(4)
Server Hardware Requirements
15(1)
Specialized Servers
16(2)
Web-Based Networks
18(1)
Selecting the Right Type of Network
19(2)
Choosing a LAN Versus an Internetwork
19(1)
Is It a MAN or a WAN?
20(1)
Choosing a Peer-to-Peer or Server-Based Network
20(1)
Chapter Summary
21(1)
Key Terms
21(4)
Review Questions
25(4)
Hands-On Projects
29(10)
Case Projects
39(2)
Network Design Essentials
41(28)
Examining the Basics of a Network Layout
42(1)
Understanding Standard Topologies
42(10)
Physical Bus Topology
43(2)
Logical Bus Topology
45(1)
Physical Ring Topology
46(1)
Logical Ring Topology
46(2)
Physical Star Topology
48(3)
Wireless Topologies
51(1)
Examining Variations of Physical Topologies
52(2)
Extended Star Topology
52(1)
Mesh Topology
53(1)
Combination Star Bus Topology
54(1)
Hubs and Switches
54(2)
Hubs
54(1)
Switches
55(1)
Constructing a Network Layout
56(3)
Selecting a Topology
57(1)
Creating the Layout
57(2)
Chapter Summary
59(1)
Key Terms
60(1)
Review Questions
61(3)
Hands-On Projects
64(4)
Case Projects
68(1)
Networking Media
69(54)
Network Cabling: Tangible Physical Media
70(4)
General Cable Characteristics
70(2)
Baseband and Broadband Transmission
72(2)
The Importance of Bandwidth
74(1)
Primary Cable Types
74(15)
Coaxial Cable
75(2)
Twisted-Pair Cable
77(8)
Fiber-optic Cable
85(3)
Cable Selection Criteria
88(1)
Managing and Installing the Cable Plant
89(3)
Structured Cabling
89(3)
Wireless Networking: Intangible Media
92(11)
The Wireless World
92(2)
Types of Wireless Networks
94(1)
Wireless LAN Components
94(1)
Wireless LAN Transmission
95(4)
802.11 Wireless Networking
99(1)
Wireless Extended LAN Technologies
100(1)
Wireless MAN: The 802.16 Standard
101(1)
Microwave Networking Technologies
101(2)
Chapter Summary
103(1)
Key Terms
104(7)
Review Questions
111(5)
Hands-On Projects
116(3)
Case Projects
119(4)
Network Interface Cards
123(36)
Network Interface Card (NIC) Basics
124(9)
From Parallel to Serial and Vice Versa
124(2)
Additional Functions of a NIC
126(1)
PC Buses
127(4)
Other PC Interfaces Used for Networking
131(1)
Principles of NIC Configuration
132(1)
Integrated NICs
132(1)
Making the Network Attachment
133(1)
Choosing Network Adapters for Best Performance
133(2)
Special-Purpose NICs
135(2)
Wireless Adapters
136(1)
Remote Boot Adapters
136(1)
Driver Software
137(6)
NIC Driver Configuration
140(1)
Wireless NIC Configuration
141(2)
Chapter Summary
143(1)
Key Terms
144(3)
Review Questions
147(4)
Hands-On Projects
151(5)
Case Projects
156(3)
Making Networks Work
159(34)
Understanding the OSI and 802 Networking Models
160(13)
Role of a Reference Model
160(1)
OSI Reference Model
161(2)
Structure of the OSI Reference Model
163(9)
Summary of the OSI Layers
172(1)
Function of Data Frames in Network Communications
173(3)
Examining the Structure of a Data Frame
174(1)
Creating a Data Frame
175(1)
Understanding Types of Data Frames
176(1)
Understanding the IEEE 802 Networking Specifications
176(4)
IEEE 802 Specifications
177(1)
IEEE 802 Extensions to the OSI Reference Model
178(2)
Chapter Summary
180(1)
Key Terms
181(2)
Review Questions
183(5)
Hands-On Projects
188(2)
Case Projects
190(3)
Network Communications and Protocols
193(46)
Protocols
194(4)
The Function of Protocols
194(1)
Protocols in a Layered Architecture
195(3)
Common Protocol Suites
198(26)
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
198(5)
IP Addressing
203(16)
Other Protocol Suites
219(4)
Implementing and Removing Protocols
223(1)
Chapter Summary
224(1)
Key Terms
224(3)
Review Questions
227(4)
Hands-On Projects
231(5)
Case Projects
236(3)
Network Architectures
239(52)
Putting Data on the Cable: Access Methods
240(7)
Function of Access Methods
240(1)
Major Access Methods
240(5)
Choosing an Access Method
245(2)
The Ethernet Architecture
247(3)
Overview of Ethernet
247(1)
Ethernet Operation
248(2)
Ethernet Standards
250(10)
100 Mbps IEEE Standards
250(3)
10 Mbps IEEE Standards
253(2)
Gigabit Ethernet: IEEE 802.3ab and 802.3z Standards
255(5)
What's Next for Ethernet?
260(1)
Ethernet Frame Types
260(4)
Ethernet 802.3
261(1)
Ethernet 802.2
262(1)
Ethernet SNAP
262(1)
Ethernet II
262(1)
Wireless Ethernet: IEEE 802.11b, a, and g
262(2)
The Token Ring Architecture
264(4)
Token Ring Function
265(1)
Hardware Components
266(1)
Cabling in a Token Ring Environment
267(1)
The AppleTalk Environment
268(2)
LocalTalk
269(1)
EtherTalk and TokenTalk
269(1)
The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Architecture
270(1)
Networking Alternatives
271(5)
Broadband Technologies
272(2)
Broadcast Technologies
274(1)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
274(1)
ATM and SONET Signaling Rates
275(1)
High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI)
276(1)
Chapter Summary
276(1)
Key Terms
277(3)
Review Questions
280(4)
Hands-On Projects
284(3)
Case Projects
287(4)
Simple Network Operations
291(42)
Network Operating Systems
292(2)
Basic Functions of an Operating System
292(2)
Software Components of Networking
294(6)
Naming Services
294(2)
Directory Services
296(1)
Client Network Software
297(1)
Server Network Software
298(1)
Client and Server Capabilities
299(1)
Installing a Network Operating System
300(9)
Installation Preparation
300(5)
Installing Microsoft Windows Servers
305(2)
Installing Novell NetWare 6.5
307(1)
Installing Linux
307(2)
Configuring Network Services
309(5)
Installing, Removing, and Configuring Network Services
310(1)
Network Bindings
311(1)
Network Printing
311(2)
File Shares
313(1)
Network Applications
314(3)
E-Mail or Messaging
315(1)
Scheduling or Calendering
316(1)
Groupware
316(1)
Chapter Summary
317(1)
Key Terms
318(1)
Review Questions
319(4)
Hands-On Projects
323(7)
Case Projects
330(3)
Understanding Complex Networks
333(30)
Implementing Multivendor Solutions
334(8)
Client-Based Solutions
334(2)
Server-Based Solutions
336(1)
Vendor Options
337(5)
Centralized Versus Client/Server Computing
342(3)
Understanding Terminal Services
342(2)
Thin-Client Computing
344(1)
Back to the Future: The Mainframe Environment
345(1)
Client/Server Environment
345(2)
Client/Server Model in a Database Environment
346(1)
Advantages of Working in a Client/Server Environment
347(1)
Web-Based Computing Environments
347(1)
Chapter Summary
348(1)
Key Terms
349(1)
Review Questions
350(4)
Hands-On Projects
354(6)
Case Projects
360(3)
Introduction to Network Security
363(44)
Network Security Overview and Policies
364(3)
Developing a Network Security Policy
364(1)
Determining Elements of a Network Security Policy
365(1)
Understanding Levels of Security
366(1)
Securing Physical Access to the Network
367(3)
Physical Security Best Practices
368(2)
Securing Access to Data
370(18)
Implementing Secure Authentication and Authorization
370(6)
Securing Data with Encryption
376(3)
Securing Communication with Virtual Private Networks
379(3)
Protecting Networks with Firewalls
382(2)
Protecting a Network from Worms, Viruses, and Rootkits
384(2)
Protecting a Network from Spyware and Spam
386(1)
Implementing Wireless Security
387(1)
Using a Cracker's Tools to Stop Network Attacks
388(5)
Discovering Network Resources
389(1)
Gaining Access to Network Resources
390(2)
Disabling Network Resources
392(1)
Chapter Summary
393(1)
Key Terms
394(2)
Review Questions
396(3)
Hands-On Projects
399(5)
Case Projects
404(3)
Supporting a Small Business Network
407(34)
Addressing the Needs of Small Business Networks
408(8)
Data and Application Sharing in a Small Business
408(6)
Equipment Sharing in a Small Business
414(1)
Communicating on a Small Business Network
415(1)
Equipping Small Business Networks
416(8)
Servers and Desktops
416(1)
Networking Equipment
417(3)
Communicating with the Outside World
420(4)
Identifying Requirements for Small Business Applications
424(3)
Small Business Accounting Software
425(1)
Sales and Contact Management Software
426(1)
Is Linux a Viable Desktop Alternative to Windows?
426(1)
Supporting a Small Business
427(4)
Entrepreneurs Wanted
427(1)
Securing a Small Business Network
428(2)
Managing a Small Business Network
430(1)
Chapter Summary
431(1)
Key Terms
432(1)
Review Questions
432(4)
Hands-On Projects
436(3)
Case Projects
439(2)
Network Administration and Support
441(40)
Managing Networked Accounts
442(10)
Creating User Accounts
442(6)
Creating and Managing Groups in Windows
448(2)
Creating and Managing Groups in Linux
450(2)
Auditing
452(1)
Monitoring Network Performance
452(8)
Data Reads and Writes
452(1)
Security Errors
453(1)
Server Sessions
453(1)
Network and System Performance
453(5)
Total System Management
458(2)
Maintaining a Network History
460(1)
Avoiding Data Loss
460(7)
Tape Backup
460(2)
System Repair or Recovery in Windows
462(2)
Uninterruptible Power Supply
464(1)
Fault-Tolerant Systems
465(2)
Chapter Summary
467(1)
Key Terms
468(2)
Review Questions
470(4)
Hands-On Projects
474(4)
Case Projects
478(3)
Enterprise and Wide Area Networks
481(46)
Creating Larger Networks
482(11)
Repeaters
482(2)
Bridges
484(2)
Switches
486(3)
Routers
489(3)
Gateways
492(1)
Wide Area Network (WAN) Transmission Technologies
493(15)
Analog Connectivity
494(5)
Digital Connectivity
499(5)
Packet-Switching Networks
504(4)
WAN Implementation Basics
508(2)
Customer Equipment
508(1)
Provider Equipment
508(1)
Going the Last Mile
508(2)
Remote Access Networking
510(1)
Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)
511(1)
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
511(1)
Chapter Summary
511(2)
Key Terms
513(3)
Review Questions
516(4)
Hands-On Projects
520(4)
Case Projects
524(3)
Solving Network Problems
527(48)
Preventing Problems with Planning and Documentation
528(7)
Backing Up Network Data
528(1)
Setting Hardware and Software Standards
529(1)
Establishing Upgrade Guidelines
529(1)
Maintaining Documentation
530(1)
Performing Preemptive Troubleshooting
531(1)
Practicing Good Customer-Relation Skills
532(1)
Using Network-Monitoring Utilities
532(3)
Approaches to Network Troubleshooting
535(6)
Trial and Error
535(3)
Solve by Example
538(1)
The Replacement Method
539(1)
Step by Step with the OSI Model
539(2)
The Problem-Solving Process
541(10)
Step 1: Determine the Problem Definition and Scope
543(1)
Step 2: Gather Information
544(2)
Step 3: Consider Possible Causes
546(1)
Step 4: Devise a Solution
547(1)
Step 5: Implement the Solution
548(1)
Step 6: Test the Solution
549(1)
Step 7: Document the Solution
550(1)
Step 8: Devise Preventive Measures
550(1)
Making Use of Problem-Solving Tools
551(9)
Experience
551(1)
The World Wide Web
552(2)
Network Documentation
554(3)
Additional Tools for Network Troubleshooting
557(3)
Common Troubleshooting Situations
560(2)
Cabling and Related Components
560(1)
Power Fluctuations
561(1)
Upgrades
561(1)
Poor Network Performance
561(1)
Chapter Summary
562(1)
Key Terms
563(1)
Review Questions
564(3)
Hands-On Projects
567(6)
Case Projects
573(2)
APPENDIX A Common Networking Standards and Older Technologies
575(18)
Standards-Making Process
576(1)
Important Standards Bodies
577(8)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
578(1)
Comite Consultatif International Telephonique et Telegraphique (CCITT)
578(2)
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
580(1)
Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
580(1)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
581(1)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
582(1)
Object Management Group (OMG)
582(1)
The Open Group (TOG)
583(1)
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
584(1)
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
584(1)
Old or Obsolete Technologies
585(8)
Thinwire Ethernet (Thinnet)
585(1)
Thickwire Ethernet (Thicknet)
586(1)
The IPX/SPX Protocol Suite
587(1)
10Base5 Ethernet
588(1)
10Base2 Ethernet
589(1)
100VG-AnyLAN
590(3)
APPENDIX B Planning and Implementing Networks
593(14)
Needs Assessment and Justification
594(1)
Establish the Need for a Network
594(1)
Network Plan
595(4)
Working with Consultants
595(1)
Identifying and Involving Network Staff
596(1)
Knowing Your Organization
596(1)
Starting to Plan
597(1)
Using a Network Map for Planning
598(1)
Creating Network Questionnaires
598(1)
Implementation Plan
599(4)
Good Plans Produce the Best Results
599(2)
Working Around Users
601(1)
Importance of Fallbacks
601(1)
Access to Emergency Expertise
602(1)
Transitioning Users onto the Network
603(1)
Planning for Network Extensions or Expansions
603(1)
Obtaining Post-Sales Support and Information
604(3)
Build a List and Check It Twice!
604(1)
Be Familiar with the Assets Under Your Control
604(1)
Ready for Action
605(1)
Escalation
605(2)
APPENDIX C Network Troubleshooting Guide
607(6)
General Questions for Troubleshooting
608(5)
Cabling Problems
608(1)
Problems with Adapter Cards
609(1)
Driver Problems
609(1)
Problems with Network Operations
609(1)
Problems with Network Printing and Fax Services
610(1)
Problems with Network Applications
610(1)
Problems in a Multivendor Environment
610(1)
Problems with Client/Server Computing
611(1)
Problems with Network Accounts
611(1)
Problems with Data Security
611(1)
Problems with Large Network Communications
612(1)
APPENDIX D Networking Resources, Online and Offline
613(4)
Printed Materials
614(1)
Online/Electronic Materials
614(3)
Glossary 617(24)
Index 641


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