Today's enterprise cannot effectively function without a network, and today's enterprise network is almost always based on LAN technology. In a few short years, LANs have become an essential element of today's business environment. This time in the spotlight, while well deserved, has not come without a price. Businesses now insist that LANs deliver vast and ever-increasing quantities of business-critical information and that they do it efficiently, flawlessly, without fail, and most of all, securely. Today's network managers must consistently deliver this level of performance, and must do so while keeping up with ever changing, ever increasing demands without missing a beat. At the same time, today's IT managers must deliver business-critical information systems in an environment that has undergone radical paradigm shifts in such widely varied fields as computer architecture, operating systems, application development, and security.
The Local Area Networks Handbook focuses on this collective environment, in which networking and information technology work together to create LAN-based enterprise networks. Topics have been selected and organized with this in mind, providing both depth and breadth of coverage. The handbook will provide you not only an understanding of how LANs work and how to go about selecting and implementing LAN products, but also of how to leverage LAN capabilities for the benefit of your enterprise.
Interconnectivity Basics: Putting the Pieces Together Building Highly Reliable Computer Networks,Processor Types, Server Data Bus Structures, Dynamic IP Addressing with DHCP, LAN Connectivity Options for the Small Business, LAN Printing Techniques, An Overview of Cryptographic Methods,Assessing and Combating The Sniffer Threat, TCP/IP Essentials, TCP/IP on a Windows NT Computer, Routing and Routing Protocols, Evolution to Layer 2 and 3 Switching, Implementing Routing, Switching, and VLAN in Modern Corporate Networks,Remote Access Concepts and Techniques, Remote Access Authentication, Working With Cisco Access Lists, Securing Your Router, Advanced LAN and Interconnectivity: Building Enterprise Networks for the New Millennium Advances in NIC Technology, High-Bandwidth Networks, ATM Access: The Genesis of a New Network, Voice and Data Network Integration , RSVP: Building Blocks of the Next Generation Internet, IPv6: The Next Generation Internet Protocol, Internet-based VPNs, Implementing and Supporting Extranets, Virtual Corporations: A Need for Integrated Control and Perpetural, Building Enterprise Infrastructures with LAN-Based Technology Windows NT Architecture, A Quick Overview of Linux, The Emergence of the Directory-Enabled Operating System, Enterprise Directory Services, Storage Area Networks, Push Technology: Impact and Issues, Enterprise Deployment: Building an IP PBX Telephony Network, Internet Security: Securing the Perimeter, Private Keys, Trusted Third Parties, and Kerberos, Building Enterprise Solutions with LAN-Based Technology Web-to-Information-Base Access Solutions, Local Area Network Messaging, Choosing and Equipping an Internet Server, Networking Features of the Java Language, Java's Role in Distributed Computing, The Pitfalls of Client/Server Development Projects, Creating a Paperless Workflow: A Case Study, Security and Control of Electronic Mail, Applets and Network Security: A Management Overview,Management of LAN-Based Enterprise Networks Managing Enterprise Systems Without a Strategy: A Case Study, Proactive Performance Management, Issues in Managing Multimedia Networks, Network Data and Storage Management Techniques, License Tracking and Metering Software, Working with NT's Performance Monitor, Evaluating the Performance of NT-Based Systems, Developing a Network Security Plan, Firewall Management and Internet Attacks