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Connecting to the Internet: A Practical Guide about LAN-Internet Connectivity

 
 
 
 
Connecting to the Internet: A Practical Guide about LAN-Internet Connectivity
Author: Andrew F. Ward
ISBN 13: 9780201379563
ISBN 10: 201379562
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $19.95
 
 

System and network administrators faced with the challenge of building and maintaining permanent LAN-to-Internet connections are often in need of additional information in order to complete this complex task. This practical handbook is a guide to the entire process of connecting a private network to the Internet and then maintaining that connection.

Comprehensive yet succinct, Connecting to the Internet provides essential information without the burden of extraneous detail. Using a step-by-step approach, this book covers the processes of planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective and secure LAN-to-Internet connection—from TCP/IP essentials, to choosing the most appropriate Internet Service Provider, to setting up a firewall.

Specifically, you will find coverage of:

  • TCP/IP essentials and standard Internet service protocols, such as DNS, FTP, Mail, News, Telnet, the Web, and SSL
  • Criteria for choosing an Internet Service Provider, including connection capacity, installation services, Web hosting, security, VPNs, remote access, multicast, knowledge services, and pricing
  • Circuitry and equipment configuration for your WAN
  • Security technologies—packet filters, circuit proxies, application gateways, network address translation, firewalls, vendors, security policies, and auditing
  • Network design and equipment selection
  • Staging and testing the design, including how to run routing diagnostics and security testing
  • Implementing the new connection, going live with the ISP, and troubleshooting the WAN
  • Managing the LAN-Internet connection, with discussions on security breaches, usage monitoring, and performanceissues

Each technical chapter contains checklists to help you track critical steps in the process. In addition, experienced-based tips throughout the book will keep you from falling into expensive and time-consuming pitfalls.

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Offers system and network administrators a handbook for connecting a private network to the Internet and then maintaining that connection. Uses a step-by-step approach to explain the processes of planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective and secure connection. Includes checklists to keep track of technical steps, and warnings about pitfalls based on experience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)