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Tcp Ip for Dummies 5TH Editionby Candace Leiden
Synopses & Reviews
What the book covers:This revision will bring TCP/IP For Dummies, 6thEdition, completely up to date with new and revised information on networking basics and TCP/IP standards that beginners need to know to get up to speed on the latest networking protocols and applications. TCP/IP is always a hot topic because it is the glue that holds the Internet and the World Wide Web together. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6thEdition,is both an introduction to the basics and a reference to help readers use TCP/IP applications and tools on all kinds of computers connected to networks. The book uncovers the relationships among TCP/IP, the Net, and the Web; explores client/server and how it is the foundation of TCP/IP; shows how to install and configure TCP/IP and its applications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets, and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-step information on building and enforcing security; and provides information on all the new protocols that have been introduced.
For readers who need to install and set up TCP/IP on their computer at home or on lots of computers for their company, the book includes lots of hands-on sections that take them through the process step by step. The book includes practical security tips, including a Quick Start Security Guide. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6thEdition, shows how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, signatures, and setting up a secure Internet credit card transaction.
Updated coverage:TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition includes new and updated coverage of Web protocols; new hardware; wireless routers; new voice and mobile technologies; new security protocols (phishing, wireless security); blogging and social networking (vlogging, photologging, MySpace, Facebook), dynamic DNS; mobile IP; troubleshooting; broadband; and more.
Explains the fundamentals of TCP/IP, the core standard behind many common Internet and network services. It covers the latest TCP/IP protocol standards and developments, including virtual LANs, SANs, peer-to-peer applications, Web services, mobile IP, and VPNs.
Get the latest on e-mail client servers and instant messaging
Sail through new TCP/IP security configurations, Mobile IP setup, and more
No need to drown in Internet alphabet soup - just open this friendly guide and navigate easily through the mysteries of VLANs, SANs, VPNs, P2P, NGI, FTP, and a whole lot more. With the latest information on TCP/IP protocol standards and developments, remote control, and security, you'll find it's a real lifesaver!
All this on the bonus CD-ROM
* Telnet Server for Windows shareware and NetSwitcher for Windows trial version
* Secure CRT, InterGate, and IP*Works Secure Tunnel trial versions
* Boson Wildcard Mask Checker & Decimal-to-IP Calc, iIChat Logger, and iISystem Wiper freeware
For details and complete system requirements, see the CD-ROM appendix.
TCP/IP is always a hot topic because it is and always will be the glue that holds the Internet and the World Wide Web together. To be well connected (network-wise, that is), sooner or later you have to become familiar with TCP/IP. So if you want to understand what it is, what it does, what it’s for, why you need it, and what to do with it, but you just don’t know where to start – this book is for you. If you have to install and set up TCP/IP on your computer at home or on lots of computers for your company, you'll find lots of Hands-On sections that take you through the process step by step.
TCP/IP For Dummies, 5th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics and a reference to help you use TCP/IP applications and tools on all kinds of computers connected to networks. Here are some of the many subjects that this book covers:
If you’re concerned about the security of your data – and who isn’t? – don’t miss the practical security tips in this book, including a Quick Start Security Guide. You can read about advanced security topics, including the security protocols that are part of TCP/IP. You also find out how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures. And if you’re interested in e-commerce, walk through a secure Internet credit card transaction.
About the Author
Candace Leiden is the Chief Technologist at Cardinal Software Group, a training and consulting corporation.
Marshall Wilensky is a Solutions Architect with the ISV Consulting team at Lotus Development Corporation.
Table of Contents
CD-ROM contents: Bonus chapters: Sharing files with NFS — Using NIS to share system files across a network — Browsers: Mozilla open source browser for Linux, UNIX, Mac and Windows — Messaging and IP telephony tools: iIChat Logger — Networking utilities and tools: AdKiller Daemon — Boson wildcard mask checker and Decimal to IP calculator 1.3 — FTP voyager — GoodTech Telnet servers — Handy backup — IPrint2Fax — IP subnet calculator — NetSwitcher — Serv-U FTP server — WhoIs-IP — Reference information: CERT FAQ, Techtips, Modules and Practices — Entire collection of RFCs — Security applications: Entunnel — iISystem wiper — SAINT — SecureCRT — SecureFX — Network client & server — Secure tunnel — Serv-U FTP server.
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