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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP Networking in 21 Days, 1st edition

  • Brian Komar

Published by Sams Publishing (February 12th 2002) - Copyright © 2002

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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP Networking in 21 Days

ISBN-13: 9780768691924

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This thorough, step-by-step guide to TCP/IP walks network administrators through the core principles and common practices associated with TCP/IP. The book begins by explaining basic networking concepts such as the OSI model and IP addressing and quickly moves toward more complex subjects, such as encryption, subnetting, and IPv6. This edition is updated to include the latest implementation trends and administration methods. Each chapter concludes with a Test Your Knowledge quiz and numerous exercises so that readers can verify that they understand the topics discussed before progressing to more complex topics.

Table of contents



Day 1. The History of the Internet.

How Did the Internet Begin? Who Is in Charge of the TCP/IP Protocol? Requests for Comment (RFCs). Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 2. Network Types and Open Systems Architecture.

Defining Network Types. What Are Open Systems? Use of Layered Models. Comparing the OSI Model to the TCP/IP Model. Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 3. Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses.

Internet Protocol Address Basics. The Role of Subnet Masks. Local Network Addresses. The Future of IP Addressing (IPv6). Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 4. Core Protocols of the TCP/IP Suite.

Defining the Core Protocols in the IP Layer Model. Connection Versus Connectionless Traffic. Transmission Control Protocol. User Datagram Protocol. Determining What Ports Are in Use. Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 5. The Art of Subnet Masking.

The Need for Customized Subnets. Determining a Subnetting Solution. Building a Subnet Shortcut Table. Variable-Length Subnet Masking. Classless Inter-Domain Routing. Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 6. Resolution of IP Addresses and Logical Names.

Resolving IP Addresses to MAC Addresses. Resolving Logical Names to IP Addresses. Hostname Resolution. NetBIOS Name Resolution. Comparing NetBIOS Name Servers with DNS Servers. TCP/IP Configuration Files. Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 7. Configuring Domain Name Servers.

Registering a DNS Domain Name. DNS Message Formats. Resource Records. Configuring a BIND DNS Server. Configuring a Windows DNS Server. Troubleshooting DNS with NSLOOKUP. Applying What You Have Learned.


Day 8. Configuring NetBIOS Name Servers.

NetBIOS Message Format. Implementing NetBIOS Services over TCP/IP. Troubleshooting NetBIOS with NBTSTAT. The Movement Away from NetBIOS. Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 9. Gateway and Routing Protocols.

Routing Basics. Static Routing. Routing Protocols. Troubleshooting Routing Problems. Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 10. Auto-Configuration of Hosts Using RARP, BOOTP, and DHCP.

The Need for Auto-Configuration. Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP). Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP). Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Applying What You Have Learned.

Day 11. Authentication in a TCP/IP Network.

Clear Text Authentication. Network Information System (NIS). Kerberos Authentication. Public Key Infr

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