Synopses & Reviews
Learn the concepts, terminology, protocols and services that the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite uses to make the Internet work! This book clearly displays and demonstrates TCP/IP capabilities while encouraging readers to interact with the protocols as well as to read and learn about them. It provides both the knowledge and tools would-be network administrators and analysts need to understand what's happening on their networks, and to appreciate that behavior from the perspectives of traffic analysis and characterization, error detection and troubleshooting, security analysis and remedial action, and more.
This text provides a comprehensive, hands-on look at TCP/IP. It includes coverage of the latest TCP/IP stack implementations in Windows XP/2003 and 2000, as well as coverage of Ipv6 and SMTP. Practice skills as they are learned with extensive hands-on projects, in-depth case projects, and review questions in each chapter. Accompanying CD-ROM contains a trial version of EtherPeek protocol analyzer software and sample protocol traces, giving users direct hands-on practice diagnosing protocol traces.
About the Author
Ed Tittel worked as an instructor for Austin Community College from 1997 through 2003 and taught at Interop from 1996 to 2004. He is a Network Certified Professional, and works as a full-time freelance writer and consultant in Austin, TX. He has contributed to over 130 books on computing across a broad range of subjects, and is the author of numerous titles published by Course Technology. He also writes and blogs for numerous TechTarget.com and other Websites. Laura Chappell is the principal behind the Protocol Analysis Institute and regularly teaches commercial classes on network analysis and her security toolkit, for open enrollment as well as on-site for private clients all over the world. She is also a regular speaker and keynote at Novell Brainshare, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), and at the Wireshark Sharkfest conferences.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introducing TCP/IP Chapter 2: IP Addressing and Related Topics Chapter 3: Data Link and Network TCP/IP Protocols Chapter 4: Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Chapter 5: Transport Layer TCP/IP Protocols Chapter 6: Basic IP and Session Services Chapter 7: Domain Name System (DNS) Chapter 8: The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Chapter 9: Securing TCP/IP Environments Chapter 10: Routing the IP Environment Chapter 11:Monitoring and Managing IP Networks Chapter 12: TCP/IP, NETBIOS, and WINS /IP Chapter 13:Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Appendix A: Important RFCs Appendix B: Key IP Resources Online Appendix C: Command-Line IP Utilities Appendix D:Windows 2000 and XP Registry Settings Appendix E:Contents of the CD Appendix F:TCP/UDP Port Numbers Appendix G:DHCP Options GLOSSARY INDEX