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Chapter of the Week - June 2005

Networking chapter of the week- 6/05


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This month we present you with chapter downloads that supplement our June Theme Month: Networking – Easy as 1,2,3
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Building High Availability Windows Server 2003 Solutions
Highly Available Networks
Featured June 1-3
Networking

This chapter from the book Building High Availability Windows Server 2003 Solutions from authors Jeffrey Shapiro and Marcin Policht focuses on building a solid network and backbone before any high-performance, highly available architecture is put in place with respect to the actual systems themselves. They discuss backbone design for availability and scalability, network interface cards, hubs, switches, and routers, and then finish the chapter with a SAN topology primer. (Reproduced from Building High Availability Windows Server 2003 Solutions, ISBN 0321228782, Copyright 2005 with permission from Pearson publishing as Addison-Wesley Professional. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download your copy of Highly Available Networks here.



Open Source Network Administration
MRTG
Featured June 6-10
Networking

Chapter 3 of Open Source Network Administration by James M. Kretchmar describes MRTG. MRTG produces Web pages that display graphs of bandwidth use on network links on daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly scales. This can be an invaluable tool for diagnosing network problems because it not only indicates the current status of the network but also lets you visually compare this with the history of network utilization. (Reproduced with permission from Pearson publishing as Prentice Hall PTR. ISBN 0130462101, Copyright 2005.) Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download your copy of Open Source Network Administration here.



CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting, Chapter 1
Do you shoot trouble or does trouble shoot you? Practical studies in troubleshooting
Featured June 13-17

This chapter of CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting by Donna Harrington presents an introduction to network troubleshooting; a review of standards, protocols, and industry models; and practical troubleshooting, including baselining and documentation techniques. (Reproduced from the book CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting, ISBN: 1587200570, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education Inc. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download your copy of CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting here.



The Tao of Network Security Monitoring, Beyond Intrusion Detection
Best Practices
Featured June 20-24
Networking

Chapter eleven of The Tao of Network Security Monitoring, Beyond Intrusion Detection, Chapter 11 by Richard Bejtlich presents best practices for assessment, protection, detection, and response, as far as network security monitoring (NSM) is concerned. While elements of NSM best practices appear throughout the book, this chapter focuses exclusively on the mind-set needed to conduct NSM operations. (Reproduced from The Tao of Network Security Monitoring, Beyond Intrusion Detection, ISBN 0321246772, Copyright 2005 with permission from Pearson publishing as Addison-Wesley Professional. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download your copy of The Tao of Network Security Monitoring, Beyond Intrusion Detection, Chapter 11 here.



802.11 Wireless LAN Fundamentals, Chapter 5
Mobility
Featured June 27-30

This book, by Pejman Roshan and Jonathan Leary, covers the major components of 802.11 wireless LANs. This chapter specifically covers the characteristics of roaming, Layer 2 roaming, Layer 3 roaming and an introduction to mobile IP. (Reproduced from the book 802.11 Wireless LAN fundamentals, ISBN 1587050773, Copyright 2004, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced with permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download your copy of 802.11 Wireless LAN Fundamentals, Chapter 5 here.

This was first published in June 2005

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