Stop waiting for the network team!If basic TCP/IP was hard, network administrators couldn't do it. Servers give sysadmins a incredible visibility into the network-once they know how to unlock it. Most sysadmins don't need to understand window scaling, or the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 echo requests, or other intricacies of the TCP/IP protocols. You need only enough to deploy your own applications and get easy support from the network team.This book teaches you* How modern networks really work*The essentials of TCP/IP*The next-generation protocol, IPv6* The right tools to diagnose network problems, and how to use them*Troubleshooting everything from the physical wire to DNS* How to see the traffic you send and receive* Connectivity testing* How to communicate with your network team to quickly resolve problemsA systems administrator doesn't need to know the innards of TCP/IP, but knowing enough to diagnose your own network issues will transforms a good sysadmin into a great one.Fungi are among the most networked creatures in the world. If a mushroom can do it, so can you!
Security for Microsoft Windows System is a handy guide that features security information for Windows beginners and professional admin. It provides information on security basics and tools for advanced protection against network failures and attacks. The text is divided into six chapters that cover details about network attacks, system failures, audits, and social networking. The book introduces general security concepts including the principles of information security, standards, regulation, and compliance; authentication, authorization, and accounting; and access control. It also covers the cryptography and the principles of network, system, and organizational and operational security, including risk analysis and disaster recovery. The last part of the book presents assessments and audits of information security, which involve methods of testing, monitoring, logging, and auditing. This handy guide offers IT practitioners, systems and network administrators, and graduate and undergraduate students in information technology the details they need about security concepts and issues. Non-experts or beginners in Windows systems security will also find this book helpful. Take all the confusion out of security including: network attacks, system failures, social networking, and even audits Learn how to apply and implement general security concepts Identify and solve situations within your network and organization
This complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network is essential for network administrators, and invaluable for users of home systems that access the Internet. The book starts with the fundamentals -- what protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing are used to move data through the network, how to set up your network connection -- and then covers, in detail, everything you need to know to exchange information via the Internet.Included are discussions on advanced routing protocols (RIPv2, OSPF, and BGP) and the gated software package that implements them, a tutorial on configuring important network services -- including DNS, Apache, sendmail, Samba, PPP, and DHCP -- as well as expanded chapters on troubleshooting and security. TCP/IP Network Administration is also a command and syntax reference for important packages such as gated, pppd, named, dhcpd, and sendmail.With coverage that includes Linux, Solaris, BSD, and System V TCP/IP implementations, the third edition contains: Overview of TCP/IP Delivering the data Network services Getting startedM Basic configuration Configuring the interface Configuring routing Configuring DNS Configuring network servers Configuring sendmail Configuring Apache Network security Troubleshooting Appendices include dip, ppd, and chat reference, a gated reference, a dhcpd reference, and a sendmail reference This new edition includes ways of configuring Samba to provide file and print sharing on networks that integrate Unix and Windows, and a new chapter is dedicated to the important task of configuring the Apache web server. Coverage of network security now includes details on OpenSSH, stunnel, gpg, iptables, and the access control mechanism in xinetd. Plus, the book offers updated information about DNS, including details on BIND 8 and BIND 9, the role of classless IP addressing and network prefixes, and the changing role of registrars.Without a doubt, TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition is a must-have for all network administrators and anyone who deals with a network that transmits data over the Internet.
Burgess approaches both network and system administration from theperspective of principles and ideas which do not change on aday-to-day basis. A great deal of attention is paid to the heuristics of systemand network administration; technical and sociological issues aretaken into account equally and are presented thoughtfully with aneye to teaching not what to do as a system or networkadministrator, but how to think about problems that arise inpractice. As a result, the author keeps the reader looking forwardto what comes next and how to implement what he or she haslearned. The focus is on strategic issues, how to keep systemsmaintainable and how to manage configuration files across anenterprise. During the 80s and most of the 90s the frontiers ofsystem administration were about understanding what the jobentailed and building tools in order to manage networks moreefficiently. The next phase is about standardization ofmanagement and practice, making system administration more formaland less ad hoc, and Burgess' book is one of the first tobegin to push into this area.
Web Security, for Network and System Administrators is designed to educate users in the technologies, terms, and processes related to Internet security. Divided into four distinct parts, this text will teach individuals about the concepts and techniques related to general security, network security, operating system security, and methods for testing security. Both UNIX and Microsoft Windows operating systems are covered, providing a broad range of information essential for every Web professional. Throughout the book the reader sees security-related issues through the eyes of a fictitious IT staff, demonstrating the kind of real-world situations that security professionals experience in the workplace. In addition, readers may use this text to prepare for the CIW Security Professional exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release on 2011-08-11 | by Jan Bergstra,Mark Burgess
Author: Jan Bergstra,Mark Burgess
System administration is about the design, running and maintenance of human-computer systems. Examples of human-computer systems include business enterprises, service institutions and any extensive machinery that is operated by, or interacts with human beings. System administration is often thought of as the technological side of a system: the architecture, construction and optimization of the collaborating parts, but it also occasionally touches on softer factors such as user assistance (help desks), ethical considerations in deploying a system, and the larger implications of its design for others who come into contact with it. This book summarizes the state of research and practice in this emerging field of network and system administration, in an anthology of chapters written by the top academics in the field. The authors include members of the IST-EMANICS Network of Excellence in Network Management. This book will be a valuable reference work for researchers and senior system managers wanting to understand the essentials of system administration, whether in practical application of a data center or in the design of new systems and data centers. - Covers data center planning and design - Discusses configuration management - Illustrates business modeling and system administration - Provides the latest theoretical developments
Provides advice for system administrators on time management, covering such topics as keeping an effective calendar, eliminating time wasters, setting priorities, automating processes, and managing interruptions.
Release on 2004-12-21 | by John R. Vacca,Scott Ellis
Jumpstart for Network and Systems Administrators
Author: John R. Vacca,Scott Ellis
In this book, you will gain extensive hands-on experience installing and configuring a firewall. You will also learn how to allow access to key Web services while maintaining your organization's security, as well as how to implement firewall-to-firewall virtual private networks (VPNs). You will learn how to build a firewall to protect your network; provide access to HTTP and FTP services on the Internet, and implement publicly accessible servers without compromising security. Furthermore, throughout the book, extensive hands-on examples provide you with practical experience in establishing security with firewalls. Examples include, but are not limited to: Installing and configuring Check Point FireWall-1; scanning to validate configuration using ISS Internet Scanner; configuring the firewall to support simple and complex Web services; setting up a packet filtering router; enhancing firewall configurations to support split-DNS; authenticating remote users; and protecting browsers and servers with a proxy-based firewall. · Install and configure proxy-based and stateful-filtering firewalls · Protect internal IP addresses with NAT and deploy a secure DNS architecture · Develop an Internet/intranet security policy to protect your organization's systems and data · Reduce your susceptibility to an attack by deploying firewalls, data encryption and decryption and other countermeasures