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  • Copyright 2002
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-032477-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-032477-1

  • Configuring, programming, and administering mixed Linux/Windows environments
  • Practical Linux/Windows network design and implementation
  • Covers all key interoperability issues
  • Internet/intranet, directory services, backup/restore, security, remote access, file/print, and much more

Enterprises depend increasingly on both Linux and Windows technologies to maximize the performance and value of their IT infrastructures. Now one book presents all of today's best practices for managing Linux and Windows together. In Linux and Windows Interoperability Guide, leading consultants Ed Bradford and Lou Mauget deliver comprehensive guidance for the entire IT lifecycle: network planning, configuration, deployment, application development, scripting, system administration, optimization, and much more.

  • Includes up-to-the-minute coverage of Windows XP and Windows 2000
  • Covers every key Windows/Linux interoperability issue
  • Delivering Web, intranet, and other TCP/IP-based services
  • Providing remote access and thin-client support
  • Managing software and user interface compatibility
  • Integrating and streamlining backup and restore
  • Designing enterprise domains for maximum performance and security
  • Integrating directory services to provide single-sign-on and easy management
  • Providing robust file and print services

Linux and Windows Interoperability Guide—it's your total solutions resource for maximizing the reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of any Linux/Windows environment.

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Linux and Windows Interoperability: Planning and Deploying a Network

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each Chapter ends with Summary.)


1. Planning and Deploying a Network.

A Word about Windows. Let's Get Started. The Firm. Basic Networking. Common Networking Services. Email.

2. Installing and Configuring Windows.

Windows Domains. Installing Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional. Installing Windows Server. Demoting a Domain. Creating a New Domain Tree within an Existing Forest. Enabling Multiprocessing.

3. Installing and Configuring Linux.

Linux Distributions. Installation. Dual Booting. Package Management. Linux Desktop. Linux Processes. Linux Server.

4. Scripting.

Scripting Defined. Windows Scripting. Red Hat 7.1 Linux Scripting. Scripting Languages. Administration.

5. Compilation Tools: Writing, Compiling, Testing, and Debugging Programs.

Overview. GCC on Windows and Linux. Microsoft Visual C /C++. Debugging Techniques.

6. Programming: Java, Network, and the Web.

Java. Java 2 (tm). Java Tools. Java Application Deployment. Java Binary Portability. Network Programming. Interoperation on the Network. Web Programming. Middle-Tier APIs. Portable Program Sampler. Web Programming Authoring and Deployment Tools.

7. Performance Analysis Techniques.

What is Performance? Understanding Your Operating System and Hardware. Programming Techniques for Observing Performance. Tools for Performance Issues.

8. User Interface.

Types of User Interfaces. Event-Driven Model. Microsoft Windows. Linux and X Windows. Windows XP UI and Red Hat Linux UI: Culture, Interoperability, and Portability. Examples.

9. System Administration.

Administration Tools. Periodic Administration Tasks.

10. Network Management.

A Brief TCP/IP Tutorial. Setup Basics. Troubleshooting. Installing Routing Services. Installing and Configuring DNS Services. Installing and Configuring DHCP Services.

11. Enterprise Domain Design.

A Simple Infrastructure for Elsolutions. Microsoft Domains. Active Directory Support for Clients. Active Directory and DNS. Design Considerations for an Active Directory Domain. Strengths and Weaknesses of Active Directory Domains. NIS Domains.

12. Security.

Security Stance. Operating System Security Models. Network Security. Host Security. Encryption. Integrity Checking.

13. Network File Systems.

Windows CIFS File Sharing. Samba. NFS. How Fast Are They?

14. Printing.

General Print Processing. Windows Printing Overview. Windows TCP/IP Print Service. Samba Interoperability with Windows. Adding a Windows Local Printer. Adding a Windows XP Networked Printer. Windows Print Ports. Windows Internet Printing. Adding a Red Hat Linux 7.1 Local Printer. Adding a Red Hat Linux 7.1 Networked Printer. Attaching a Networked Red Hat Linux 7.1 Printer to Windows XP. Attaching a Networked Windows XP Printer to Red Hat Linux 7.1. Interoperability.

15. Directory Integration.

The Problem. Directories. Linux with OpenLDAP. LDAP Search Clients. Elsolutions' Directory Strategy.

16. System Backup and Restore.

Backup and Restore Security. Types of Backup. Windows Backup and Restore. Linux Backup and Restore. Scheduling.

17. Dial-Up.

Dial-up Connections. SLIP. Point-to-Point Protocol. PPTP, VPN, and L2TP. Interoperability.

18. Thin Clients.

Uses. Remote Administration. Character-Mode Clients. GUI-Mode Clients.

19. Web Servers.

Functions of a Web Browser. Functions of a Web Server. Desirable Features of a Web Server. Organizations. Interoperability. Proxy Servers. Clustering. The Session Problem. Web Services. Application Servers. Survey of Web Servers. Choices.

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