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Networking Books

Troubleshooting, Maintaining & Repairing Networks
Osborne/McGrawHill  - pages 972
ISBN 0-07-222257-3
Solve all kinds of small and mid-sized network problems with help from this authoritative and comprehensive resource. Written by renowned PC troubleshooting expert Stephen Bigelow, this hands-on guide covers network topologies, protocols, and operating systems and provides full details on network hardware-cabling, NICs, drives, adapters, hubs, routers, print servers, power support, and much more. In addition to common troubleshooting guidelines and hundreds of specific symptoms, you'll also get practical techniques for handling network administration, backup and recovery, security, and baselining.

UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1: Networking APIs - Sockets and XTI
Prentice Hall Computer Books
ISBN 0-13-490012-Х
The classic programming text Unix Network Programming has been updated by author W. Richard Stevens to encompass three new volumes. There have been a few changes in the computing world since 1990 (the year the original was published), and Stevens has taken the opportunity to create a complete set of reference manuals for programmers of all skill levels. The first volume, Networking APIs: Sockets and XTI, covers everything you need to know to make your programs communicate over networks. Stevens covers everything from writing your programs to be compatible with both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6, to raw sockets, routing sockets, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), broadcasting/multicasting, routing sockets, server internals, and more, plus a section covering Posix threads. Stevens also notes compatibility issues with different operating systems so that readers can create code that is more portable, and he offers plenty of advice on how to make code more robust.

Linux Network Administrator's Guide. 2-nd edition
ISBN 1-56592-400-2
O'Reilly & Associates pages 474
Linux, a Unix-compatible operating system that runs on personal computers and larger servers, is valued above all for its networking strengths. The Linux Network Administrator's Guide spells out all the information needed for joining a network, whether it's a simple UUCP connection or a full LAN with a Linux system serving as a firewall, an NFS or NIS file server, and a mail and news hub. This book, which is one of the most successful to come from the Linux Documentation Project and remains freely distributable under its license, touches on all the essential networking software included with the operating system, plus some hardware considerations. Fully updated, the book now covers firewalls, including the use of ipchains and iptables (netfilter), masquerading, and accounting. Other new topics include Novell (NCP/IPX) support and INN (news administration). Original material on serial connections, UUCP, routing and DNS, mail and News, SLIP and PPP, NFS, and NIS has been thoroughly updated. Kernel options reflect the 2.2 kernel. However, some topics covered in other books (notably Samba and web server administration) are not in this book. Topics include: Introduction to TCP/IP Configuring network and serial hardware Domain Name Service Serial line communications using SLIP and PPP NIS and NFS Taylor UUCP Administering electronic mail, including sendmail and Exim Administering Netnews, including INN and several news readers Firewalling using ipfwadm, ipchains, and iptables (netfilter) Masquerading and accounting IPX configuration for a Novell Netware network

Introduction to Operating Systems and Networks
Prentice Hall - pages 224
ISBN 0-13-111894-3
For undergraduate courses in Information Technology, including Windows and Operating Systems courses.
Introducing basic networking concepts as well as providing an introduction to Windows 2000/XP Professional, this text provides a solid foundation for all beginning students in Information Technology. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of operating systems as well as understand the client/server relationship in a local area network environment--crucial to anyone planning to work in IT.

The Essential Guide to Networking
Prentice Hall - pages 432
ISBN 0130305480
The plain-English guide to understanding how networks workand how they're built
Intranets, extranets, the Internet, and other IP networks
Network reliability, security, and troubleshooting
Next-generation wireless technologiesBluetooth, WAP, and JIN
I Networking industry overview
The future of networking
Your complete, no-nonsense guide to networking: the fundamentals, without the hype!
The Essential Guide to Networking is the complete briefing on networking and the Internet for every non-technical professional! In one easy-to-understand book, James Keogh explains all of today's hottest networking technologiesand helps you make sense of the fast-changing networking industry. The Essential Guide to Networking is a breath of fresh air: an intelligent, thorough, friendly, and up-to-date guide to networking for non-engineers! You'll learn all this, and more:
The technical fundamentals and evolution of networks
LANs and WANs: connections, media, and building blocks
Intranets, extranets, the Internet, and other IP-based networks
DSL, cable modems, and other high-speed Internet access alternatives
Understanding Internet security and privacy
Up-to-the-minute wireless coverage: Bluetooth, WAP, Jini, and more
Options for maximizing network reliability and security
Key resources for troubleshooting network problems
The networking industry and its key players
Powerful trends shaping tomorrow's networks
If you need to understand the dynamic, ever-changing world of networking and how it's revolutionizing today's high tech economy, this is your complete briefing.

Networking: A Beginner's Guide (3-rd edition)
Osborne/McGrawHill - pages 492
ISBN 0-07-222563-7
Essential Skills-Made Easy!
Get a solid introduction to networking with this hands-on guide. You'll get all the core information you need to get started-including design and configuration, hardware, networking protocols, remote access, and security-plus, you'll find blueprints that map out network topologies and the OSI networking model. This updated guide contains expanded coverage of Internet connections, firewalls and encryption methods, disaster recovery, as well as new coverage of Linux, Apache, and Windows 2000 and .NET Server. Whether you're just beginning your career, studying for a networking certification exam, or looking to refresh your current knowledge, this book is a premier learning tool and invaluable networking resource.
Designed for Easy Learning
Modules-Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning
Critical Skills-Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module
Mastery Checks-End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions
Ask-the-Experts-Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
Progress Checks-Quick self-assessment sections check your progress
Projects-Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned
Blueprints-Key networking configurations are illustrated in detail

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Networking & Telecommunications (with CD-ROM)
Osborne/McGrawHill - pages 1448
ISBN 0-07-212005-3
Authoritative and up-to-date, this all-encompassing book and CD-ROM package is filled with thousands of explanations and analyses of core and cutting-edge networking and telecommunications topics- from Abilene to QoS to ZAWS. Extensive cross-referencing throughout helps you understand the relationship among the technologies. This is a must-have resource for every network professional, as well as technology investors, marketing managers, head hunters, technology writers, and anyone interested in networking. The book also includes the most comprehensive guide to Internet engineering documents (RFCs) available today. The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Networking & Telecommunications reflects the latest in networking and Internet technologies. On the value-packed CD-ROM Complete, fully searchable version of the book with thousands of hyperlinks to related topics in the book I External hyperlinks to author-selected Web sites for further information Illustrations of complex networking topics

TCP/IP Network Administration (2nd edition)
O'Reilly - pages 612
ISBN 1-56592-322-7
TCP/IP Network Administration, Second Edition, is a complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network for administrators of networks of systems, or for users of home systems that access the Internet. It starts with the fundamentals: what the protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing are used to move data through the network, and how to set up your network connection. Beyond basic setup, this new second edition discusses advanced routing protocols (RIPv2, OSPF, and BGP) and the gated software package that implements them. It also provides a tutorial on how to configure important network services, including PPP, SLIP, sendmail, Domain Name Service (DNS), BOOTP and DHCP configuration servers, and some simple setups for NIS and NFS. There are also chapters on troubleshooting and security. In addition, this book is a command and syntax reference for several important packages including pppd, dip, gated, named, dhcpd, and sendmail. Covers Linux, BSD, and System V TCP/IP implementations.
Contents include:
Overview of TCP/IP
Delivering the data
Network services
Getting started
Basic configuration
Configuring the interface
Configuring routing
Configuring DNS
Configuring network servers
Troubleshooting TCP/IP
Network security
Internet information resources
Appendixes include: dip, pppd, and chat reference; a gated reference; a named reference; a dhcpd reference; and a sendmail reference

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Network Administration
Osborne/McGrawHill - pages 572
ISBN 0-07-222504-1
Manage a Windows XP Professional network of any size effectively with help from this definitive resource. You'll get complete details on everything from configuring Internet connections and services to utilizing Remote Assistance. Learn to work with Internet Connection Firewall, Internet Connection Sharing, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), NTFS security, and much more. You'll also find a variety of problem-solving techniques and troubleshooting tools to save you time when resolving network connection issues. This authoritative reference covers not only the basic networking interface but also the under-lying network structure, and shows you how to take full advantage of all of Windows XP Professional's features and functionality. If you're an IT professional working with a high-performance Windows XP Professional network, this is the ultimate administration guide.

Linux Routers: A Primer For Network Administrators (second edition)
Prentice Hall Computer Books - pages 436
ISBN 0-13-009026-3
Save a fortune! Use Linux to deliver cost-effective, reliable routing services!
Linux routers are inexpensive, stable, easy to manage, and based on proven technology. In Linux Routers, Second Edition, Tony Mancill shows you exactly how to configure, administer, and trouble-shoot Linux routing for today's most common internetworking applications. Thoroughly updated for the latest technologies and version 2.4 of the Unux kernel, this edition includes practical coverage of dynamic routing, Quality of Service (QoS), and even next-generation IPv6^routing. Mancill's step-by-step explanations walk you through:
Choosing the right Linux software distribution and hardware platform
Building Ethernet LAN routers, including coverage of the Linux Router Project (LRP)
Implementing Internet, extranet, and Frame Relay routing
Creating VPN tunneling routers with iproute2 and FreeS/WAN
Providing remote access to satellite offices while conserving bandwidth
Using Linux IP firewalling features to improve network security
Providing routing services on a single platform alongside web and DNS services
Monitoring Linux routers and maximizing availability in production environments
Whether your goal is to reduce network costs, add applications, solve problems you can't solve with "traditional" routers, or simply leam about routing without investing expensive, proprietary network gear, Linux Routers, Second Edition is all you need to get the job done.

The Practice of System and Network Administration
Addison-Wesley - pages 776
ISBN 0-201-70271-1
This book describes the best practices of system and network administration, independent of specific platforms or technologies. It features six key principles of site design and support practices: simplicity, clarity, generality, automation, communication, and basics first. It examines the major areas of responsibility for system administrators within the context of these principles. The book also discusses change management and revision control, server upgrades, maintenance windows, and service conversions. You will find experience-based advice on topics such as: The key elements your networks/systems need that will make all other services run better Building and running reliable, scalable services, including email, printing, and remote access Creating security policies and enforcing them Upgrading thousands of hosts without creating havoc Planning for and performing flawless scheduled maintenance windows Superior helpdesks, customer care, and avoiding the temporary fix trap Building data centers that prevent problems Designing networks for speed and reliability Email scaling and security issues Why building a backup system isn't about backups Monitoring what you have and predicting what you will need How to stay technical and how not to be pushed into management And there's more!

The Internet Book. Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works
Prentice Hall Computer Books - pages 351
ISBN 0-13-030852-8
Douglas Comer, best-selling networking author, teacher, and consultant, provides a unique and understandable overview of not only how to use the Internet but how it works. In the Third Edition of The INTERNET Book, the author utilizes a nontechnical perspective to explain the technology of how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what the Internet can do for people. The author's practical approach offers the reader the big picture by presenting a solid overview of networking and the Internet rather than buying the reader with details. This book sows the reader the potential ways the Internet can change how we conduct our personal and professional lives. Comer assumes no prior background knowledge in computer networking or the Internet. The INTERNET Book: Provides an overview of Electronic Commerce and how the Internet can be used to conduct business and commercial transactions Includes Security and Encryption with respect to Internet commerce, why security is needed, and the technologies that provide secure communications Describes getting started with hands on experience with the concept of a Web browser and examples of Web sites to visit Updates topics throughout and adds information about current technologies such as shopping carts, cookies, personalized Web search results, Internet faxes, remote desktops, and streaming audio and video Covers Internet connection technologies: ADSL, cable modems, and wireless networks

Computer Networks and Internets With Internet Applications
Prentice Hall Computer Books  - pages 720
ISBN 0-13-091449-5
This textbook for a two-semester undergraduate course in networking is divided into four sections<-->low-level transmission, packet switching, internetworking, and network applications. The new edition adds three chapters on tools students can use to explore the Internet, long-distance digital connection technologies, and RPC and middleware. The CD-ROM includes photographs of network wiring.

Practical Microsoft Windows Peer Networking
Que - pages 597
ISBN 0-7897-0033-x
Practical Windows Peer Networking addresses the networking needs of small office, home office, and home users. This book presents information covering all aspects of peer-to-peer networking and provide a step-by-step approach to meetings your growing demand for networks. This book serves as an effective guide to establishing and maintaining a small peer network and also as a technical reference. After reading this book, you will be able to set up a small network between 2-10 Windows computers, share files on the network, share printers, share an internet connection over a network and provide email and Web access, configure a network to play multi-player games, and more.


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