Everything you need to set up and maintain large or small networks
Create a secure network for home or enterprise
Learn basic building blocks and standards
Set up for broadcasting, streaming, and more
The book you need to succeed!
Your A-Z guide to networking essentials
Whether you're setting up a global infrastructure or just networking two computers at home, understanding of every part of the process is crucial to the ultimate success of your system. This comprehensive book is your complete, step-by-step guide to networkingfrom different architectures and hardware to security, diagnostics, Web services, and much more. Packed with practical, professional techniques and the very latest information, this is the go-to resource you need to succeed.
Demystify the basics: network stacks, bus architectures, mapping, and bandwidth
Get up to speed on servers, interfaces, routers, and other necessary hardware
Explore LANs, WANs, Wi-Fi, TCP/IP, and other types of networks
Set up domains, directory services, file services, caching, and mail protocols
Enable broadcasting, multicasting, and streaming media
Deploy VPNs, firewalls, encryption, and other security methods
Perform diagnostics and troubleshoot your systems
Barrie Sosinsky, PhD is Chief Analyst and Founder of the Sosinsky Group, a consulting group focusing on network system design, database design, and application development and testing. He has written or contributed to over 35 technical books and 500 articles and is the founding editor of Storage Update newsletter.