Introduction. I. UP FRONT: NETWORK PLANNING AND DESIGN. 1. Overview of Network Topologies. 2. Network Design Strategies. 3. Upgrading Strategies and Project Management. 4. Preventative Maintenance. II. THE PHYSICAL NETWORK. 5. Wiring the Network-Cables and Other Components. 6. Network Adapter Cards. 7. Repeaters, Bridges, and Hubs. 8. Network Switches. 9. Virtual LANs. 10. Routers. III. CHOOSING A NETWORK SOLUTION. 11. Heard Anything About ARCnet Lately? 12. Ethernet. 13. Token Ring Networks. 14. Wireless Networking: IEEE802.11 (Wi-Fi) and HomeRF Standards. 15. What is Bluetooth? 16. The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). 17. Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI). 18. Dial-Up Connections. 19. Dedicated Connections. IV. NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS, PROTOCOLS AND SERVICES. 20. Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite. 21. TCP/IP Services and Applications. 22. Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks. 23. BOOTP and the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). 24. Name Resolution. 25. Overview of Microsoft's Active Directory Service. 26. Overview of Novell Netware IPX/SPX. 27. Overview of the Novell Bindery and Directory Services (NDS). 28. NetBIOS and NetBEUI. 29. Routing Protocols. V. MANAGING USERS AND RESOURCES. 30. Windows NT Domains. 31. Windows 2000 User and Computer Management Utilities. 32. UNIX and Linux. 33. File Server Protocols. 34. Rights and Permissions. 35. Network Printing Protocols. 36. Print Servers. VI. NETWORK SECURITY. 37. Basic Security Measures. 38. Auditing and Other Monitoring Measures. 39. Security Issues in Wide Area Networks. 40. Firewalls. 41. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Tunneling. 42. Encryption Technology. VII. BASICS OF NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING TECHNIQUES. 43. Strategies for Troubleshooting Network Problems. 44. Network Testing and Analysis Tools. 45. Troubleshooting Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Networks. VIII. UPGRADING HARDWARE. 46. Upgrading ARCnet to Ethernet. 47. Upgrading from Token-Ring to Ethernet. 48. Upgrading from 10Base2 or 10Base5 Networks to 10BaseT. 49. Upgrading from 10BaseT to Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet. 50. Upgrading from Bridges to Routers and Switches. 51. Adding Wireless Networking to a LAN. IX. MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION. 52. Migrating from Novell NetWare to Windows NT 4.0/2000. 53. Integrating Windows NT 4.0/2000 With UNIX and Linux. 54. Migrating From UNIX to Windows 4.0/2000. 55. Migrating from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 and Beyond. 56. Integrating NetWare and Linux. 57. Multi-Protocol Networks: NetWare, UNIX, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. 58. The Wireless Horizon. X. APPENDIXES. A: The OSI Seven-Layer Networking Model. B: TCP and UDP Common Ports. C: NetWare Login Script Reference. D: Directory Services: Overview of the X.500 and LDAP. E: Other Resources for Network Management. F: Overview of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
1300 pages of information and helpful hints on upgrading and repairing networks not found in any other book. Complex information is explained with ease and in a language even the basic users with an interest in technology can understand.
Terry Ogletree is a consultant currently working in the New Jersey area. He has worked with networked computers since 1980, starting on Digital Equipment PDP computers and OpenVMS-based VAX systems. Terry has worked with UNIX and TCP/IP since 1985 and has been involved with Windows NT since it first appeared. Other books published by this author:Upgrading and Repairing Networks, 2nd EditionPractical FirewallsWindows NT Server 4.0 Networking