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Solaris™ 8 Network Administrator Certification Training Guide

Book Description

This book helps certified Solaris System Administrators pass the Network Administrator exam. This exam is rapidly increasing in popularity.

This book follows the successful Training Guide format, which delivers superior solutions in the form of lab examples, self-assessment opportunities, summary tables, and several effective learning tools - including ExamGear -- that enhance the learning experience.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Editors
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. A Message from New Riders
  6. Visit Our Web Site
  7. Call Us or Fax Us
  8. Introduction
  9. How to Use This Book
  10. Introduction to Computer Networks
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. NETWORK TERMINOLOGY
    3. NETWORK CLASSIFICATION
    4. INTRODUCTION TOTHE ISO-OSI REFERENCE NETWORK MODEL
    5. NETWORK EQUIPMENT
    6. NETWORK ACCESS METHODS
    7. INTRODUCTION TO THE ETHERNET
    8. MANAGING ETHERNET INTERFACES IN SOLARIS
    9. TROUBLESHOOTING COMMON ETHERNET PROBLEMS
    10. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    11. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  11. The TCP/IP Protocol
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE TCP/IP SUITE OF PROTOCOLS
    3. HISTORY OFTHE INTERNET AND TCP/IP
    4. INTRODUCTION TO TCP/IP
    5. IP ADDRESSES
    6. STRUCTURE OF AN IP HEADER
    7. THE INTERNET CONTROL MESSAGE PROTOCOL (ICMP)
    8. CONFIGURING NETWORK INTERFACES IN SOLARIS
    9. IP FRAGMENTATION, REASSEMBLY, FLOW CONTROL, TOS, AND TTL
    10. IP ADDRESS CONFIGURATION TROUBLESHOOTING COMMANDS
    11. FINE-TUNING TCP IN SOLARIS
    12. MAPPING IP ADDRESSES TO MAC ADDRESSES
    13. CASE STUDY: THE BOOTA RESEARCH INC. NETWORK INSTALLATION
    14. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    15. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  12. Routing in TCP/IP Networks
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. INTRODUCTION TO ROUTING IN TCP/IP NETWORKS
    3. PLANNING TCP/IP NETWORKS
    4. NETWORK ADDRESSES AND COMMUNICATION AMONG DIFFERENT NETWORKS
    5. TYPES OF ROUTING
    6. CONFIGURING RIP AND RDISC
    7. ROUTING STARTUP AND CONFIGURATION FILES
    8. IP FORWARDING
    9. COMMON ROUTING PROBLEMS
    10. TROUBLESHOOTING COMMANDS
    11. CASE STUDY: NETWORK EXPANSION FOR TEENDA INC.
    12. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    13. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  13. The Client-Server World: Ports and Sockets
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CLIENT-SERVER TERMINOLOGY
    3. INTRODUCTION TO PORTS AND SOCKETS
    4. CONFIGURING INTERNET SERVICES
    5. COMMON TCP/IP UTILITIES
    6. COMMANDS STARTING WITH r
    7. IMPORTANT INTERNET SERVICES AND PORT NUMBERS
    8. TROUBLESHOOTING
    9. CASE STUDY: INTERNET SERVICES FOR AN ISP
    10. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    11. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  14. Configuring and Managing the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. INTRODUCTION TO DHCP
    3. BOOTING A WORKSTATION USING DHCP
    4. DHCP IP ADDRESS ALLOCATION TYPES
    5. PLANNING DHCP DEPLOYMENT
    6. CONFIGURING DHCP USING THE dhcpmgr UTILITY
    7. USING dhcpconfig TO CONFIGURE DHCP
    8. AUTOMATIC STARTUP OF DHCP SERVER
    9. UNCONFIGURING DHCP SERVICES
    10. SETTING NON-DEFAULT SERVER OPTIONS
    11. CONFIGURING THE DHCP RELAY AGENT
    12. CONFIGURING THE DHCP CLIENT
    13. TROUBLESHOOTING DHCP
    14. CASE STUDY: GROWING NETWORK OF BOOTA INC.
    15. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    16. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  15. Network Management with SNMP
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SIMPLE NETWORK MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL (SNMP)
    3. STRUCTURE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
    4. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION BASE
    5. SNMP MESSAGES
    6. SNMP IN SOLARIS
    7. CASE STUDY: MANAGEMENT STATIONS
    8. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    9. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  16. Configuring and Managing Domain Name Server
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. INTRODUCTION TO HOSTNAME RESOLUTION
    3. REVERSE HOSTNAME RESOLUTION
    4. USING THE /etc/inet/hosts FILE
    5. INTRODUCTION TO DNS (DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM)
    6. TYPES OF DOMAIN NAME SERVERS
    7. CONFIGURING THE DOMAIN NAME SERVER
    8. CONFIGURING THE DNS CLIENT
    9. SECURING THE DNS SERVER
    10. DNS TROUBLESHOOTING
    11. CASE STUDY: SPLIT DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS
    12. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    13. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  17. Network Time Protocol
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. INTRODUCTION TO NTP
    3. TIME SOURCES AND CONFIGURING THE NTP SERVER
    4. CONFIGURING THE NTP CLIENT
    5. TROUBLESHOOTING NTP
    6. CASE STUDY: COMPANY XYZ
    7. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    8. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  18. Introduction to IPv6
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. WHAT’S NEW IN THE IPV6 PROTOCOL
    3. STRUCTURE OF IPV6 ADDRESSES
    4. IPV6 HEADER COMPOSITION
    5. INTRODUCTION TO ICMPV6
    6. CONFIGURING IPV6 ADDRESSES IN SOLARIS
    7. USING NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING COMMANDS WITH IPV6 ADDRESSES
    8. CHANGES IN THE /etc/inetd.conf CONFIGURATION FILE
    9. CASE STUDY: IPV6 TEST EXPERIMENTAL NETWORK (BOOTA INC.)
    10. CHAPTER SUMMARY
    11. APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
  19. Fast Facts Solaris 8 Network Administrator Certification Exam
    1. NETWORK TERMINOLOGY
    2. FUNCTIONALITY OF TCP/IP LAYERS
    3. ROUTING
    4. CLIENT-SERVER TERMINOLOGY
    5. USING THE DHCP MANAGER
    6. SIMPLE NETWORK MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL (SNMP)
    7. REVERSE HOSTNAME RESOLUTION
    8. TIME SOURCES AND CONFIGURING AN NTP SERVER
    9. STRUCTURE OF IPV6 ADDRESSES
  20. Study and Exam Prep Tips
    1. LEARNING AS A PROCESS
    2. STUDY TIPS
    3. EXAM PREP TIPS
  21. Practice Exam
  22. Glossary
  23. Overview of the Certification Process
    1. DESCRIPTION OF THE PATH TO CERTIFICATION
    2. ABOUT THE SOLARIS 8 CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
    3. HOW TO SCHEDULE AN EXAM
  24. What’s on the CD-ROM
    1. EXAMGEAR
    2. EXCLUSIVE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF TEXT
    3. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION AND DISCLAIMER
  25. Using the ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Software
    1. EXAM SIMULATION
    2. STUDY TOOLS
    3. HOW EXAMGEAR, TRAINING GUIDE EDITION WORKS
    4. INSTALLING AND REGISTERING EXAMGEAR, TRAINING GUIDE EDITION
    5. USING EXAMGEAR, TRAINING GUIDE EDITION
    6. CHECKING THE WEB SITE
    7. OBTAINING UPDATES
    8. CONTACTING NEW RIDERS PUBLISHING
    9. LICENSE AGREEMENT
    10. LICENSE
    11. SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION
    12. LICENSE TERM AND CHARGES
    13. TITLE
    14. UPDATES
    15. LIMITED WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER
    16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    17. MISCELLANEOUS
    18. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
  26. Answers to Sample Exam Questions
    1. CHAPTER 1
    2. CHAPTER 2
    3. CHAPTER 3
    4. CHAPTER 4
    5. CHAPTER 5
    6. CHAPTER 6
    7. CHAPTER 7
    8. CHAPTER 8
    9. CHAPTER 9
  27. List of RFCs