A complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network for practicing system administrators. Covers how to set up your network, how to configure important network applications, including sendmail, and discusses troubleshooting and security. Covers BSD and System V TCP/IP implementations.
TCP/IP Network Administration is a complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network for administrators of networks of systems or users of home systems that access the Internet. It starts with the fundamentals: what the protocols do and how they work, how to request a network address and a name (the forms needed are included in an appendix), and how to set up your network.Beyond basic setup, the book discusses how to configure important network applications, including sendmail, the r* commands, and some simple setups for NIS and NFS. There are also chapters on troubleshooting and security. In addition, this book covers several important packages that are available from the Net (such as gated).Contents include:Overview of TCP/IPDelivering the dataName service conceptsGetting startedBasic configurationConfiguring the interfaceConfiguring routingConfiguring DNS name serviceNetwork applicationssendmailTroubleshooting TCP/IPNetwork securityOther sources of informationAppendixes include: network contacts, forms, a gated reference, named referenceCovers BSD and System V TCP/IP implementations.