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Description - Network Tutorial by Steve Steinke

Computer networks connect all types of computers and computer-related devices - terminals, printers, modems, door-entry sensors, temperature monitors, and more. For most businesses, a properly functioning network is vital to success - if the network is down, or malfunctioning, the company cannot operate. For this reason, it is important for executives and IT specialists to have at least a basic knowledge of networking. But networking is not a simple subject, and as it evolves its jargon becomes more complex and incomprehensible. Based on a popular series from Network Magazine, Network Tutorial provides a systematic introduction to all facets of networks. New subjects in this fifth edition include wireless, optical, and broadband network technologies; RAID and other network storage technologies; QOS (quality of service) over IP networks; and critical security topics such as firewalls, intrusion detection, trojan horses, and vulnerability assessment tools. Also covered are network basics, including protocols and access methods; network hardware, including cabling, servers, hubs, and Ethernet; network software, including client-server applications, network operating systems, printing, and e-mail; interoperability, including TCP/IP, Internet and web services, and LDAP; internetworking, including routers, frame relay, ATM, and remote access; and network management, including backup, fault-tolerant systems, security, and telecommuting services. This book introduces networking's basic precepts, its hardware and software components, and its jargon. Concepts are explained in easy-to-understand terms. The glossary provides a quick reference for unfamiliar words.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781578203024
ISBN-10: 1578203023
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x 36mm)
Pages: 658
Imprint: CMP Books
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steve Steinke

Network Magazine is the leading monthly publication for network and information technology professionals.

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