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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks
Apr 17, 2014
This chapter introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture, and appropriate device selections.
Achieving Nomadicity: Accessing the Internet Anytime, Anywhere
Mar 11, 2011
This chapter explains the key concepts that make it possible for users and devices to gain access to IP networks and IP-based applications that are offered by others than their own operator.
Importing and Exporting Windows Network Settings
Jun 14, 2010
Need to back up or distribute your network settings? Eric Geier shows how to work with your wireless profiles, TCP/IP configuration, and 802.1X authentication settings.
Using Static IP Addresses on Your Network
Sep 14, 2009
Eric Geier helps you discover ways to convert from dynamic to static addresses on your network.
Troubleshooting Network Sharing Issues: Part 2
Jun 26, 2009
Eric Geier shows how to verify sharing and file permissions, access shares manually and how to reinstall networking gear to solve network sharing problems.
Interconnecting Data Centers Using VPLS: Data Center Layer 2 Interconnect
Jun 24, 2009
This chapter provides an overview of high availability (HA) clusters, legacy deployment models for interconnecting data centers, and problems related to extending Layer 2 networks.
Troubleshooting Network Sharing Issues: Part 1
Jun 19, 2009
Eric Geier shows you how to refresh your networking gear and verify that the sharing, firewall, and router settings are correctly configured.
Setting Up Web Filtering for a Network Using OpenDNS (Part 2)
Dec 19, 2008
Eric Geier continues his guide on using OpenDNS, a free Domain Name System (DNS) service that helps provide a safer, faster, smarter, and more reliable Internet.
Setting Up Web Filtering for a Network Using OpenDNS (Part 1)
Dec 12, 2008
Eric Geier helps you configure your router and the OpenDNS service so you’ll experience a safer, faster, smarter, and more reliable Internet.
Overcoming Transport and Link Capacity Limitations Through WAN Optimization
Jun 19, 2008
This chapter examines how WAN optimization capabilities overcome performance barriers created by WAN conditions.
Structuring and Modularizing the Network with Cisco Enterprise Architecture
Jun 12, 2008
This chapter introduces a modular hierarchical approach to network design, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture.
Preparing for a FISMA Security Audit
Nov 16, 2007
How do you prepare for an audit, and what do you do when the findings are issued? Randy Nash examines how to survive the audit gauntlet.
What to Do When … Checklists for System Administrators
Nov 16, 2007
This compendium of checklists for sysadmins will help you do anything better.
Desktop Search Tools - A Security Investigator's New Best Friend
Oct 26, 2007
John Tränkenschuh gives a brief demonstration of a desktop search tool that can be used by security professionals.
Cisco IOS IP Accounting Features
Oct 19, 2007
This chapter describes the IP Accounting features in Cisco IOS and enables you to distinguish the different IP Accounting functions and understand SNMP MIB details.
Best Practices for Designing a Nagios Monitoring System
Mar 23, 2007
David Josephsen provides important advice to help you to make important network monitoring design decisions.
On the Job with a Network Manager
Jan 12, 2007
Find out what you would do if you ran networks for a living.
Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Dec 1, 2006
Before you tackle MCSE Exam 70-293, you need to know TCP/IP, DHCP, and NetBIOS inside and out. This chapter from MCSE 70-293 Exam Cram will get you up to speed and provide sample test questions to see if you're ready for the real thing.
Network Virtualization: A Basic Virtualized Enterprise
Oct 6, 2006
The authors of Network Virtualization define the technical requirements posed by the need to virtualize the network. Based on these requirements, they propose an architectural framework comprised of the functional areas necessary to successfully support concurrent virtual networks (VNs) over a shared enterprise physical network.
Understanding and Backing Up NetInfo: Ensuring the Recovery of Local Mac OS X User and Machine Data
Aug 18, 2006
NetInfo, Apple's legacy directory service, might not be used for storing network user accounts and other resources these days, but it's alive and well as the database that each Mac OS X computer uses to store all the information for local user accounts and system information. Ryan Faas gives you all the details of the way Mac OS X uses these databases and how important it is to manage their backups.

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