Автор: John Ross
Название: Network Know-How: An Essential Guide for the Accidental Admin
Издательство: No Starch Press
Размер: 11.33 Мб
Network Know-How is a straight to the point description of networks, what they do, how they operate, and how to manage them. The book is largely free of jargon and arcane, obscure terminology. Of course, normal network lingo has a certain amount of jargon, but the author does a good job of laying out the essentials in an easy to understand format.
Wired and wireless networks are covered, and good advice is given on securing wireless networks. Router functions are described in detail, the basics of using network file servers and network attached storage are documented. Instructions on setting up network access in Windows XP, Vista, Leopard, and Linux are provided. There is some basic information on a few of the network tools that provide problem solving abilities, such as IpConfig, ping, and TraceRoute.
There is a section on home entertainment, including setting up a media center, attaching a TIVO, and attaching your game console, such as a WII, PlayStation, or Xbox 360 to your network.
Finally, there is a brief outline of what to do when things don't work, a troubleshooting section. It is rudimentary, but does provide a place to start when you have a problem. A 14 page index is included.
This is an excellent reference for the occasional network administrator, or as the subtitle says, the "accidental admin." Those who work in network administration will not find much in this book of interest, and those looking for more detail should look elsewhere. Recommended for its target audience.