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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 3rd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32565-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32565-6

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0672329964 ISBN-13: 9780672329968

As the Internet continues to expand its reach, more and more users, administrators, and programmers need to learn about TCP/IP ¿ the core standard behind the Internet, and the dominant protocol for networks throughout the world.

Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours provides a clear and concise introduction to TCP/IP. It is accessible enough for non-technical readers, yet specific enough for technical readers who are looking for a solid foundation in TCP/IP.

This edition adds coverage of recent developments that affect TCP/IP. New topics added include: wireless networking, spam control, broadband, and peer-to-peer networking technologies.

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Introduction to TCP/IP: The Network Access Layer

The Network Access Layer

Table of Contents



Hour 1. What Is TCP/IP?

Networks and Protocols. The Development of TCP/IP. TCP/IP Features. Standards Organizations and RFCs. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 2. How TCP/IP Works.

The TCP/IP Protocol System. TCP/IP and the OSI Model. Data Packages. A Quick Look at TCP/IP Networking. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.


Hour 3. The Network Access Layer.

Protocols and Hardware. The Network Access Layer and the OSI Model. Network Architecture. Physical Addressing. Anatomy of a Frame. LAN Technologies. Other Network-Access Technologies. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 4. The Internet Layer.

Addressing and Delivering. Internet Protocol (IP). Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). RARP. Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). Summary. Q&A. Workshop. Key Terms.

Hour 5. Subnetting.

Subnets in TCP/IP. Converting a Subnet Mask to Dotted Decimal Notation. Working with Subnets. Classless Internet Domain Routing. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 6. The Transport Layer.

Introducing the Transport Layer. Transport Layer Concepts. Understanding TCP and UDP. A Note About Firewalls. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 7. The Application Layer.

What Is the Application Layer? The TCP/IP Application Layer and OSI. Network Services. APIs and the Application Layer. Operating Environments and the Application Layer. TCP/IP Utilities. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 8. Dial-Up TCP/IP.

A Look at Modems. Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP). Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP). Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.


Hour 9. Network Hardware.

Divided Networks. Routing in TCP/IP. Network Address Translation (NAT). Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 10. Routing.

Introduction to Routing in TCP/IP. Recapping Routers. Routing on Complex Networks. Examining Interior Routers. Classless Routing. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 11. Name Resolution.

What Is Name Resolution? Name Resolution Using Hosts Files. DNS Name Resolution. Registering a Domain. Managing DNS. Dynamic DNS. NetBIOS Name Resolution. Methods for NetBIOS Name Resolution. Testing NetBIOS Name Resolution. Other Name Resolution Services. Summary. Q&A. Workshop. Key Terms.

Hour 12. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

The Case for Server-Supplied IP Addresses. What Is DHCP? How DHCP Works. Configuring DHCP. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.


Hour 13. Connectivity Utilities.

Connectivity Problems. Protocol Dysfunction and Misconfiguration. Line Problems. Name Resolution Problems. Network Performance Problems. Traceroute. Using Connectivity Utilities to Troubleshoot Problems. Summary. Q&A. Workshop. Key Terms.

Hour 14. File Transfer and Access Utilities.

File Transfer Protocol. Trivial File Transfer Protocol. Remote Copy. Integrating Network File Access. Summary. Q&A. Workshop. Key Terms.

Hour 15. Remote Access Utilities.

Telnet. Berkeley Remote Utilities. New Directions in Remote Access. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.


Hour 16. The Internet: A Closer Look.

How the Internet Looks. What Happens on the Internet. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 17. HTTP, HTML, and the World Wide Web.

What Is the World Wide Web? A Closer Look at URLs. Understanding HTML. Understanding HTTP. Advanced HTML Techniques. XML. The New Web. Summary. Q&A. Workshop. Key Terms.

Hour 18. Email.

What Is Email? How Email Looks. How Email Works. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Retrieving the Mail. Email Readers. Web-Based Email. Spam. Summary. Q&A. Workshop. Key Terms.

Hour 19. What Hackers Do.

What Is a Hacker? What Do Hackers Want? Getting Passwords. Other Access Techniques. Getting Comfortable. Getting Ready for the Next Attack. Attacking a Network. Denial-of-Service Attacks. Summary. Key Terms.


Hour 20. TCP/IP Security.

Encryption. Securing TCP/IP. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Kerberos. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 21. Network Management Protocols.

Simple Network Management Protocol. Remote Monitoring. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 22. Wireless Networks.

802.11 Networks. Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). Bluetooth. Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 23. Recent and Emerging Technologies.

TCP/IP in the Future. IPv6. The View from the Client. The View from the Server. Web Services. What Is a Computer Anyway? Summary. Q&A. Key Terms.

Hour 24. -Implementing a TCP/IP Network-Seven Days in the Life of Maurice.

A Brief History of Hypothetical, Inc. Seven Days in the Life of Maurice. Summary. Q&A.



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