* Unique entry-level guide to Domain Name System (DNS), which translates Internet host names into IP addresses and is used with all Internet servers * Shows how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS on both Windows and UNIX servers * Helps people seeking technology certifications bone up on DNS theory, terminology, and architecture-a requirement in several popular exams * Includes real-world examples based on the author's daily experience with both large and small networks
The bestselling beginning networking book is now updated to cover the latest tools and trends! Fully updated and revised to include the latest trends in networking, this perennial bestseller features updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and backup. You'll discover the hottest topics for setting up a network at home or in the office. Popular For Dummies author Doug Lowe knows what the networking beginner is looking for, so to that end, he offers you networking fundamentals written in his easy-to-understand style and discusses topics such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Walks you through networking basics with valuable updates of the latest networking tools and trends Explains exactly what a network is and how to use it Demonstrates how to build a wired or wireless network Addresses securing, optimizing, and troubleshooting a network Discusses networking with all major operating systems Networking For Dummies, 9th Edition is the guide you need to start sharing resources and exchanging data today.
Whether you’re new to Active Directory (AD) or a savvy system administrator looking to brush up on your skills, Active Directory for Dummies, 2nd Edition will steer you in the right direction! Since its original release, Microsoft’s implementation of the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) for the Windows Server line of networking software has become one of the most popular directory service products in the world. If you are involved with the design and support of Microsoft directory services and/or solutions, you really need this book! You’ll understand the basics of AD and utilize its structures to simplify your life and secure your digital environment. You’ll discover how to exert fine-grained control over groups, assets, security, permissions, and policies on a Windows network and efficiently configure, manage, and update the network. You’ll find new and updated material on security improvements, significant user interface changes, and updates to the AD scripting engine, password policies, accidental object deletion protection, and more. You will learn how to: Navigate the functions and structures of AD Understand business and technical requirements and determine goals Become familiar with physical components like site links, network services, and site topology Manage and monitor new features, AD replication, and schema management Maintain AD databases Avoid common AD mistakes that can undermine network security Complete with lists of the ten most important points about AD, and ten cool Web resources, and ten troubleshooting tips, Active Directory For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Active Directory. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
What an amazing world we live in! Almost anything you can imaginecan be researched, compared, admired, studied, and in many cases,bought, with the click of a mouse. The Internet has changed ourlives, putting a world of opportunity before us. Unfortunately, ithas also put a world of opportunity into the hands of those whosemotives are less than honorable. A firewall, a piece of software orhardware that erects a barrier between your computer and those whomight like to invade it, is one solution. If you’ve been using the Internet for any length of time,you’ve probably received some unsavory and unsolicitede-mail. If you run a business, you may be worried about thesecurity of your data and your customers’ privacy. At home,you want to protect your personal information from identity thievesand other shady characters. Firewalls ForDummies® will give you the lowdown onfirewalls, then guide you through choosing, installing, andconfiguring one for your personal or bus iness network. Firewalls For Dummies® helps youunderstand what firewalls are, how they operate on different typesof networks, what they can and can’t do, and how to pick agood one (it’s easier than identifying that perfect melon inthe supermarket.) You’ll find out about Developing security policies Establishing rules for simple protocols Detecting and responding to system intrusions Setting up firewalls for SOHO or personal use Creating demilitarized zones Using Windows or Linux as a firewall Configuring ZoneAlarm, BlackICE, and Norton personalfirewalls Installing and using ISA server and FireWall-1 With the handy tips and hints this book provides, you’llfind that firewalls are nothing to fear – that is,unless you’re a cyber-crook! You’ll soon be able tokeep your data safer, protect your family’s privacy, andprobably sleep better, too.
If you’re curious, but hesitant, about finding your way around Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 For Dummies is the book for you. This friendly reference shows you everything you need to know — from installation and deployment to building and running a Windows Server 2008 network. Server-based networking really is a big deal, and this 100% plain-English guide helps you make the most of it. You’ll find out about Windows Server 2008’s important functions, capabilities and requirements; develop a network implementation plan; take a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process; and get valuable tips on how to boost your bandwidth beyond belief! Before you know it, you’ll be configuring connections to the Universe, working with active directory, and treating domains and controllers like old pals. Discover how to: Build and connect your network Install and configure Windows Server 2008 Set up and manage directory services Manage users and groups Install and manage print servers Secure your network Troubleshoot active networks Plan for installing Active Directory Proclaim and manage your own domain Resolve names between TCP/IP and NetBIOS Manage shares, permissions, and more Develop and implement a regular backup protocol Windows Server 2008 For Dummies may be easy-going, but it’s simply packed with need-to-know stuff that will send you diving into Windows Server 2008 experience just for the fun of it. So start now!
Making Everything Easier! Mac OS® X Snow Leopard Server for Dummies Learn to: Set up and configure a Mac network with Snow Leopard Server Administer, secure, and troubleshoot the network Incorporate a Mac subnet into a Windows Active Directory® domain Take advantage of Unix® power and security John Rizzo Want to set up and administer a network even if you don't have an IT department? Read on! Like everything Mac, Snow Leopard Server was designed to be easy to set up and use. Still, there are so many options and features that this book will save you heaps of time and effort. It walks you through installation, set-up on a virtual machine, directory services, managing clients, security, and everything necessary to keep your users happy. Choose your hardware — get all the details on the best hardware for your specific needs It does Windows too — manage Active Directory and Open Directory for a network with both Windows® and Mac® clients Maintain control — create and maintain your User Directory and authenticate clients Files, printers, and stuff — set up user categories and permissions, handle file sharing protocols, and configure client machines Let's get together — help users collaborate with shared contacts and calendars, Podcast Producer, and iChat® instant messaging The Web world — configure Web services, set up Wiki Server, and enable blogging Out of the office — create mobile accounts for notebook users and configure VPN access Safety first — manage security with firewalls, encryption, and proxies Open the book and find: Various options for installation The pros and cons of Dual Boot How to set up and run an e-mail server Tips on getting Macs and Windows to share files How group accounts can simplify management The advantages of different permission types How to manage Podcast Producer Special stuff in Snow Leopard Server
10 books in 1 - your key to networking success! Your one-stop guide to the latest updates on networking Packed with new and updated material on Windows Server 2008, the latest Red Hat(r) Fedora(r), Vista, and Office 2007, and the most up-to-date wireless standards, this solitary reference contains everything you need to manage both large and small networks. With these ten minibooks, you'll discover how to make your network share information in the most efficient way possible. Discover how to: Manage Macs in a Windows environment Handle mobile devices on a network Configure Windows(r) XP and Vista clients Back up and protect your data Set up a wireless network
If you're new to Windows 2000 Server or to networks in general, fear not, because using a network is not beyond anyone's wits or abilities -- it's mostly a matter of using a language that ordinary people can understand. Windows 2000 Server For Dummies covers new Web-enabled network features and Active Directory administration for Windows 2000 in plain language. It's full of easy-to-understand instructions that enable you to find your way around a Windows 2000 Server-based network and... * Grasp basic networking concepts and terminology * Understand network design, layout principles, and installation configurations * Review software components common on Windows 2000-based networks * Install and configure Windows 2000 Server * Manage users and groups on a Windows 2000-based network * Conduct a review of network security principles and practices to protect your data from accidental loss or vandalism * Troubleshoot common causes of trouble on Windows 2000-based networks
Provides information on TCP/IP standards and protocols, covering such topics as configuring a network, routing, DNS, Web services, security, email, social networking, mobile IP, VoIP, and file sharing.
Complete revised to reflect changes in TCP/IP, this edition describes new developments with the Web, e-mail technology, security, directory services, and e-commerce. This edition also covers Windows 2000 and the Linux Operating Systems. The CD includes Opera's browser, FTP shareware utilities, FAQs, and a TCP/IP security bundle.
Host your own website or blog with this unique guide If you'd like to make the leap from a hosted environment to a self-hosted service, this book is for you. You may be making the move from casual blogging to professional blogging. Or, you might already be self-hosting, but want a good guide to show you how to get more out of your plan. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this helpful book breaks down all the functions of web hosting for self-hosted users, from setting up new e-mail accounts to backing up and securing your site, analyzing server logs, choosing a platform to install, and more. Breaks down the functions of web hosting for new self-hosters, including casual bloggers who may be moving into professional blogging Helps those who are already self-hosting maximize the services they are paying for Offers a one-stop, complete resource on web hosting, rather than just a few chapters, as in many blogging books Covers setting up and using e-mail accounts, working with FTP clients, backing up and securing sites, using cloud services, understanding domains and DNS, using built-in databases, and more Web Hosting For Dummies helps you take charge of your own web hosting and having fun in the process!
Covers protocols for networks connected to the Internet as well as disconnected networks, and discusses such topics as bridges, routers, gateways, and routing policies. Original. (Intermediate).
Packed with the latest information on TCP/IP standards and protocols TCP/IP is a hot topic, because it's the glue that holds the Internet and the Web together, and network administrators need to stay on top of the latest developments. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics for beginners as well as the perfect go-to resource for TCP/IP veterans. The book includes the latest on Web protocols and new hardware, plus very timely information on how TCP/IP secures connectivity for blogging, vlogging, photoblogging, and social networking. Step-by-step instructions show you how to install and set up TCP/IP on clients and servers; build security with encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures; handle new voice and mobile technologies, and much more. Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the de facto standard transmission medium worldwide for computer-to-computer communications; intranets, private internets, and the Internet are all built on TCP/IP The book shows you how to install and configure TCP/IP and its applications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets, and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-step information on building and enforcing security; and covers all the newest protocols You'll learn how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures to set up a secure Internet credit card transaction Find practical security tips, a Quick Start Security Guide, and still more in this practical guide.
Set up a secure network at home or the office Fully revised to cover Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019, this new edition of the trusted Networking For Dummies helps both beginning network administrators and home users to set up and maintain a network. Updated coverage of broadband and wireless technologies, as well as storage and back-up procedures, ensures that you’ll learn how to build a wired or wireless network, secure and optimize it, troubleshoot problems, and much more. From connecting to the Internet and setting up a wireless network to solving networking problems and backing up your data—this #1 bestselling guide covers it all. Build a wired or wireless network Secure and optimize your network Set up a server and manage Windows user accounts Use the cloud—safely Written by a seasoned technology author—and jam-packed with tons of helpful step-by-step instructions—this is the book network administrators and everyday computer users will turn to again and again.
If you’ve been looking for an economical, powerful desktop and server operating system that does everything you need to do and is easy to work with, Caldera OpenLinux may be exactly what you had in mind. At the heart of Caldera OpenLinux is the amazing Linux kernel – fast, versatile, and able to function magnificently with a minimum of RAM. Add to that one of the easiest installation procedures and some of the most valuable commercial software add-ons available, and you have a versatile system that’s not subject to the Microsoft monolith. Still, OpenLinux is not the world’s most common operating system. So Caldera OpenLinux For Dummies® is exactly what you need to help you install it, configure it, and start using it as quickly and painlessly as possible. This friendly guide makes it easy to Install OpenLinux Explore the KDE graphical desktop Issue important commands Maintain your system Use text editors Set up an Internet provider Along with a little of Linux’s fascinating history, renowned Linux devotees Jon “maddog” Hall and Nicholas Wells get you going with Caldera OpenLinux and help you maintain it, troubleshoot problems, and take advantage of all the open source goodies. Find out all about: Using OpenLinux as a personal workstation, a file and print server, an Internet or intranet service provider, a three-tier client/server, or a turnkey system Partitioning your hard disk, setting up graphics hardware, and using the Lizard configuration tool Understanding and using shells and shell commands Maintaining your system and fixing corrupt files Customizing OpenLinux and enhancing disk performance Setting up an Internet connection, configuring an ISP, and customizing your browser A bonus CD-ROM with the book contains the full distribution of OpenLinux 2.3, including the Lizard graphical installation utility, so you get right in there and start building your system. Before you know it, you’ll be declaring your independence from Windows.
Offers advice on browsing the World Wide Web, setting parental controls on Web viewing, newsgroups, Internet Mail, chat groups, NetMeetings, and multimedia Web sites
A hands-on, do-it-yourself guide to securing and auditing a network CNN is reporting that a vicious new virus is wreaking havoc on the world’s computer networks. Somebody’s hacked one of your favorite Web sites and stolen thousands of credit card numbers. The FBI just released a new report on computer crime that’s got you shaking in your boots. The experts will tell you that keeping your network safe from the cyber-wolves howling after your assets is complicated, expensive, and best left to them. But the truth is, anybody with a working knowledge of networks and computers can do just about everything necessary to defend their network against most security threats. Network Security For Dummies arms you with quick, easy, low-cost solutions to all your network security concerns. Whether your network consists of one computer with a high-speed Internet connection or hundreds of workstations distributed across dozens of locations, you’ll find what you need to confidently: Identify your network’s security weaknesses Install an intrusion detection system Use simple, economical techniques to secure your data Defend against viruses Keep hackers at bay Plug security holes in individual applications Build a secure network from scratch Leading national expert Chey Cobb fills you in on the basics of data security, and he explains more complex options you can use to keep your network safe as your grow your business. Among other things, you’ll explore: Developing risk assessments and security plans Choosing controls without breaking the bank Anti-virus software, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and access controls Addressing Unix, Windows and Mac security issues Patching holes in email, databases, Windows Media Player, NetMeeting, AOL Instant Messenger, and other individual applications Securing a wireless network E-Commerce security Incident response and disaster recovery Whether you run a storefront tax preparing business or you’re the network administrator at a multinational accounting giant, your computer assets are your business. Let Network Security For Dummies provide you with proven strategies and techniques for keeping your precious assets safe.
Becoming a master of networking has never been easier Whether you're in charge of a small network or a large network, Networking All-in-One is full of the information you’ll need to set up a network and keep it functioning. Fully updated to capture the latest Windows 10 releases through Spring 2018, this is the comprehensive guide to setting up, managing, and securing a successful network. Inside, nine minibooks cover essential, up-to-date information for networking in systems such as Windows 10 and Linux, as well as best practices for security, mobile and cloud-based networking, and much more. Serves as a single source for the most-often needed network administration information Covers the latest trends in networking Get nine detailed and easy-to-understand networking minibooks in one affordable package Networking All-in-One For Dummies is the perfect beginner’s guide as well as the professional’s ideal reference book.