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Introduction 1Part I: TCP/IP BasicsHOUR 1: What Is TCP/IP? 7Networks and Protocols 8The Development of TCP/IP 10TCP/IP Features 12Standards Organizations and RFCs 17HOUR 2: How TCP/IP Works 23The TCP/IP Protocol System 24TCP/IP and the OSI Model 26Data Packages 28A Quick Look at TCP/IP Networking 30Part II: The TCP/IP Protocol SystemHOUR 3: The Network Access Layer 37Protocols and Hardware 38The Network Access Layer and the OSI Model 39Network Architecture 40Physical Addressing 43Ethernet 43Anatomy of an Ethernet Frame 45HOUR 4: The Internet Layer 51Addressing and Delivering 52Internet Protocol 54Address Resolution Protocol 65Reverse ARP 67Internet Control Message Protocol 67Other Internet Layer Protocols 68HOUR 5: Subnetting and CIDR 73Subnets 73Dividing the Network 74Converting a Subnet Mask to Dotted-Decimal Notation 77Working with Subnets 79Classless Interdomain Routing 84HOUR 6: The Transport Layer 89Introducing the Transport Layer 90Transport Layer Concepts 91Understanding TCP and UDP 97Firewalls and Ports 107HOUR 7: The Application Layer 113What Is the Application Layer? 113The TCP/IP Application Layer and OSI 114Network Services 115APIs and the Application Layer 119TCP/IP Utilities 120Part III: Networking with TCP/IPHOUR 8: Routing 127Routing in TCP/IP 127Routing on Complex Networks 139Examining Interior Routers 141Exterior Routers: BGP 143Classless Routing 144Higher in the Stack 145HOUR 9: Getting Connected 149Dial-Up Networking 150Cable Broadband 156Digital Subscriber Line 157Wide Area Networks 158Wireless Networking 160Connectivity Devices 169HOUR 10: Name Resolution 177What Is Name Resolution? 178Name Resolution Using Hosts Files 179DNS Name Resolution 181Registering a Domain 187Name Server Types 187Dynamic DNS 198NetBIOS Name Resolution 199HOUR 11: TCP/IP Security 211What Is a Firewall? 211Attack Techniques 219What Do Intruders Want? 220Encryption and Secrecy 233HOUR 12: Configuration 255Getting on the Network 255The Case for Server-Supplied IP Addresses 256What Is DHCP? 257How DHCP Works 258DHCP Server Configuration 261Network Address Translation 262Zero Configuration 264Configuring TCP/IP 268HOUR 13: IPv6: The Next Generation 281Why a New IP? 281IPv6 Header Format 284IPv6 Addressing 287Subnetting 289Multicasting 289Link Local 290Neighbor Discovery 290Autoconfiguration 291IPv6 and Quality of Service 291IPv6 with IPv4 292IPv6 Tunnels 293Part IV: ToolsHOUR 14: TCP/IP Utilities 301Connectivity Problems 302Protocol Dysfunction and Misconfiguration 302Line Problems 310Name Resolution Problems 310Network Performance Problems 311HOUR 15: Monitoring and Remote Access 323Telnet 324Berkeley Remote Utilities 326Secure Shell 330Remote Control 331Network Management 332Simple Network Management Protocol 333Remote Monitoring 338HOUR 16: Classic Services 345HTTP 346Email 347FTP 347Trivial File Transfer Protocol 352File and Print Services 352Lightweight Directory Access Protocol 355Part V: The InternetHOUR 17: The Internet: A Closer Look 365How the Internet Looks 365What Happens on the Internet 368URIs and URLs 370HOUR 18: HTTP, HTML, and the World Wide Web 375What Is the World Wide Web? 375Understanding HTML 378Understanding HTTP 384Scripting 387Web Browsers 390HOUR 19: The New Web 397Web 2.0 397Peer to Peer 402IRC and IM 404The Semantic Web 406XHTML 408HTML5 409Part VI: TCP/IP At WorkHOUR 20: Web Services 421Understanding Web Services 421XML 424SOAP 425WSDL 426Web Service Stacks 427REST 428E-Commerce 431HOUR 21: Email 437What Is Email? 437Email Format 438How Email Works 440Simple Mail Transfer Protocol 442Retrieving the Mail 444Email Clients 446Webmail 449Spam 450HOUR 22: Streaming and Casting 457The Streaming Problem 457Multimedia Environments 459Real-time Transport Protocol 459Transport Options 462Multimedia Links 463Podcasting 465Voice over IP 466HOUR 23: Living in the Cloud 471What Is the Cloud? 471The User's Cloud 472The IT Cloud 478Future of Computing 484HOUR 24: Implementing a TCP/IP Network: 7 Days in the Life of a Sys Admin 487A Brief History of Hypothetical, Inc. 4877 Days in the Life of Maurice 488APPENDIX A: Answers to Quizzes and Exercises 501INDEX 515

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Joe Casad is an engineer, author, and editor who has written widely on computer networking and system administration. He has written or cowritten 12 books on computers and networking. He currently serves as editor in chief of Linux Pro Magazine and ADMIN Online. In a past life, he was the editor of C/C++ Users Journal and senior editor of UnixReview.com.

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