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Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-90473-2
912 pages
September 2010
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The ultimate reference guide for network administrators

Network administrators now have a single, convenient place to turn for all the information they need. Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition is like ten books in one, covering such topics as networking basics, network security, setting up TCP/IP and connecting to the Internet, handling mobile devices, and much more. This valuable book covers all the newest updates and trends, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • A single-source reference for network administrators
  • Includes ten minibooks: Networking Basics; Building a Network; Network Administration and Security; TCP/IP and the Internet; Wireless Networking; Telecom, Convergence, and Mobile Devices; Windows Server 2008 Reference; Using Other Windows Servers; Linux Networking Reference; and Appendices
  • Explores the latest technologies in broadband, storage, and back-up
  • Delves into new trends in networking and includes the latest Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 updates

System administrators will want to keep this practical all-in-one guide within reach.

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Introduction 1

Book I: Networking Basics 7

Chapter 1: Understanding Networks 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Network Protocols and Standards 21

Chapter 3: Understanding Network Hardware 43

Chapter 4: Understanding Network Operating Systems 61

Book II: Building a Network 75

Chapter 1: Planning a Network 77

Chapter 2: Installing Network Hardware 95

Chapter 3: Setting Up a Network Server 111

Chapter 4: Confi guring Windows Clients 121

Chapter 5: Macintosh Networking 135

Chapter 6: Confi guring Other Network Features 141

Chapter 7: Verifying Your Network Installation 151

Chapter 8: Going Virtual 157

Book III: Network Administration and Security 169

Chapter 1: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator 171

Chapter 2: Security 101 185

Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts 195

Chapter 4: Firewalls and Virus Protection 203

Chapter 5: Extending Your Network with VPN Access 215

Chapter 6: Managing Network Software 221

Chapter 7: Solving Network Problems 233

Chapter 8: Network Performance Anxiety 249

Chapter 9: Backing Up Your Data 259

Chapter 10: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning 271

Book IV: TCP/IP and the Internet 279

Chapter 1: Introduction to TCP/IP and the Internet 281

Chapter 2: Understanding IP Addresses 289

Chapter 3: Using DHCP 307

Chapter 4: Using DNS 321

Chapter 5: Using FTP 347

Chapter 6: TCP/IP Tools and Commands 371

Book V: Wireless Networking 397

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Wireless Network 399

Chapter 2: Securing a Wireless Network 419

Chapter 3: Hotspotting 431

Chapter 4: Troubleshooting a Wireless Network 437

Chapter 5: Wireless Networking with Bluetooth 443

Book VI: Mobile Networking 449

Chapter 1: Managing Mobile Devices 451

Chapter 2: Managing BlackBerry Devices 455

Chapter 3: Managing iPhone Devices 461

Chapter 4: Managing Android Devices 469

Chapter 5: Managing Netbooks 473

Book VII: Windows Server 2008 Reference 477

Chapter 1: Installing and Confi guring Windows Server 2008 R2 479

Chapter 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 493

Chapter 3: Dealing with Active Directory 509

Chapter 4: Managing Windows User Accounts 519

Chapter 5: Managing a File Server 539

Chapter 6: Using Group Policy 553

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting 563

Chapter 8: Windows Commands 575

Book VIII: Using Other Windows Servers 603

Chapter 1: Using Internet Information System (IIS) 605

Chapter 2: Managing Exchange Server 2010 615

Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2008 635

Chapter 4: Using SharePoint 655

Book IX: Managing Linux Systems 669

Chapter 1: Installing a Linux Server 671

Chapter 2: Getting Used to Linux 685

Chapter 3: Basic Linux Network Configuration 693

Chapter 4: Running DHCP and DNS 707

Chapter 5: Doing the Samba Dance 717

Chapter 6: Running Apache 731

Chapter 7: Running Sendmail 743

Chapter 8: Running FTP 753

Chapter 9: Linux Commands 759

Appendix A: Directory of Useful Web Sites 787

Appendix B: Glossary 795

Index 823

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Doug Lowe is the information technology director for a civil engineering firm and a veteran network manager. He has written several editions of this book and Networking For Dummies, both bestsellers. Doug's 50-plus books have demystified everything from Microsoft Office to creating Web pages.
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