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Windows NT TCP/IP Network Administration

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Windows NT TCP/IP Network Administration is a complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network on Windows NT. Windows NT and TCP/IP have long had a close association, and this is the first book to focus exclusively on NT networking with TCP/IP. It starts with the fundamentals--what the protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing move data through the network, and how to set up your network connection. Beyond that, all the important networking services provided as part of Windows NT-- including IIS, RRAS, DNS, WINS, and DHCP--are presented in detail. This book is the NT administrator's indispensable guide. Contents include:

  • Overview

  • Delivering the data

  • Network services

  • Getting started

  • Installing and configuring NT TCP/IP

  • Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

  • Using Windows Internet Name Service

  • Using Domain Name Service

  • Configuring Email Service

  • Using Microsoft routing

  • Using Remote Access Service

  • Troubleshooting TCP/IP

  • Network Security

  • Internet Information Server

  • Appendixes on the TCP/IP commands, PPP script language reference, and DNS resource records

  • Table of Contents

    1. Windows NT TCP/IP Network Administration
      1. Dedication
      2. Preface
        1. Audience
        2. Organization
        3. Conventions
        4. Acknowledgments
        5. We’d Like to Hear from You
      3. 1. Overview of TCP/IP
        1. TCP/IP and the Internet
          1. TCP/IP Features
          2. Protocol Standards
        2. A Data Communications Model
        3. TCP/IP Protocol Architecture
        4. Network Access Layer
        5. Internet Layer
          1. Internet Protocol
            1. The datagram
            2. Routing datagrams
            3. Fragmenting datagrams
            4. Passing datagrams to the transport layer
          2. Internet Control Message Protocol
        6. Transport Layer
          1. User Datagram Protocol
          2. Transmission Control Protocol
        7. Application Layer
        8. Summary
      4. 2. Delivering the Data
        1. Addressing, Routing, and Multiplexing
        2. The IP Address
          1. Address Classes
          2. Classless IP Addresses
            1. Final notes on IP addresses
        3. Subnets
        4. The Routing Table
        5. Address Resolution
        6. Protocols, Ports, and Sockets
          1. Protocol Numbers
          2. Port Numbers
          3. Sockets
        7. Summary
      5. 3. Network Services
        1. Names and Addresses
        2. The Host Table
        3. LMHOSTS
        4. Domain Name System
          1. The Domain Hierarchy
          2. Creating Domains and Subdomains
          3. Domain Names
          4. DNS Resolver and Server
        5. Windows Internet Name Service
        6. Mail Services
          1. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
          2. Post Office Protocol
          3. Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
        7. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
        8. Summary
      6. 4. Getting Started
        1. To Connect or Not to Connect
          1. Network Contacts
        2. Basic Information
          1. Obtaining an IP Address
            1. Assigning host addresses
          2. Defining the Subnet Mask
        3. Planning Routing
        4. Planning Naming Service
          1. Obtaining a Domain Name
            1. Obtaining an IN-ADDR.ARPA domain
          2. Choosing a Hostname
        5. Other Services
          1. Planning Your Mail System
          2. DHCP Server Planning
        6. Informing the Users
          1. Sample Planning Sheets
        7. Summary
      7. 5. Installing TCP/IP
        1. Windows NT Networking
          1. The Identification Tab
          2. The Adapters Tab
          3. The Bindings Tab
          4. The Services Tab
          5. The Protocols Tab
            1. Adding and removing protocols
            2. Configuring the Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol
        2. Configuring the TCP/IP Protocol
          1. The IP Address Tab
            1. Advanced IP addressing properties
            2. Port filtering for security
            3. Defining gateways
          2. The DNS Tab
          3. The WINS Address Tab
            1. The Routing tab
        3. Summary
      8. 6. Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
        1. Why DHCP Is Needed
        2. How DHCP Works
          1. Understanding DHCP Scopes
          2. Understanding DHCP Options
          3. Understanding DHCP Databases
        3. Planning for DHCP
          1. Planning DHCP for a Simple Network
          2. Planning DHCP for Large Networks
            1. Routing issues
            2. Redundancy issues
            3. Traffic issues
            4. DHCP scope issues
        4. Installing the DHCP Server Service
        5. Installing and Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent
        6. Managing DHCP with DHCP Manager
          1. Defining a DHCP Scope
          2. Defining a DHCP Superscope
          3. Setting DHCP Options
          4. Adding Client Reservations
          5. Viewing, Modifying, and Deleting Active Leases
            1. Viewing and deleting active leases for ordinary DHCP clients
            2. Viewing, modifying, and deleting active leases for reserved DHCP clients
            3. Reconciling leases
        7. Maintaining and Troubleshooting DHCP Server
          1. Restoring the DHCP Database
          2. Rebuilding the DHCP Database on Another Server
        8. Summary
      9. 7. Using Windows Internet Name Service
        1. Why WINS Is Needed
          1. NetBIOS and Windows Networking
          2. Resolving NetBIOS Computer Names Under Windows NT
        2. How WINS Works
          1. Understanding NetBT Modes
          2. WINS versus IP Broadcast in Mixed Environments
            1. WINS versus IP broadcast for name resolution
            2. WINS versus IP broadcast for name registration
            3. WINS versus IP broadcast for name release
            4. WINS name renewal
            5. Commonly registered WINS names
          3. WINS Proxy Agents
          4. Understanding WINS Databases
            1. WINS interval timers
            2. Scavenging the WINS database
            3. Backing up the WINS database
        3. Installing the WINS Server Service
        4. Managing WINS with WINS Manager
          1. Configuring the WINS Server
          2. Configuring WINS Server Replication Partners
          3. Setting WINS Server Preferences
          4. Using Static Mappings
          5. Managing the WINS Database
            1. Viewing the WINS Database
            2. Backing up and restoring the WINS database
        5. Troubleshooting WINS
          1. Resolving Minor WINS Problems
          2. Resolving Major WINS Problems
          3. Rebuilding the WINS Database on Another Server
        6. Summary
      10. 8. Configuring DNS Name System
        1. The Microsoft DNS Server
        2. Planning Your DNS Service
        3. Installing the DNS Server
        4. The DNS Manager
        5. Creating a New Zone
          1. Creating a Reverse Lookup Zone
          2. Modifying Zone Properties
        6. Building the DNS Database
          1. Delegating a Subdomain
        7. The DNS Files
          1. Standard Resource Records
          2. The Cache.dns File
          3. The Zone File
          4. The Reverse Lookup File
        8. Using nslookup
        9. Summary
      11. 9. Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service
        1. Routing and Remote Access Service Features
          1. Protocol Support
          2. Manageability
          3. Security
          4. Demand-Dial Routing
        2. Installing Microsoft Routing and RAS
          1. Preparing for Installation
          2. Obtaining the Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service Distribution
          3. Installing the Distribution File
          4. Running Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service Setup
            1. Running remote access setup
            2. Configuring a RAS port
            3. Configuring RAS network settings
            4. Configuring TCP/IP settings
            5. Completing Routing and Remote Access Service setup
          5. Updating Microsoft Routing and Remote Access
        3. Administering Microsoft Routing and RAS
          1. Using the Routing and RAS Admin Tool
            1. Configuring Routing and RAS components and interfaces
            2. Viewing routing tables and router settings
            3. Saving and loading configurations
            4. Managing remote RRAS routers
            5. Viewing RRAS servers in another domain
            6. Managing Remote Access Service
          2. Managing Microsoft Routing
            1. Adding a routing protocol
            2. Adding an interface to a routing protocol
            3. Adding a demand-dial interface
            4. Removing or disabling interfaces
            5. Managing static routes
            6. Using packet filters
            7. Managing packet filters
            8. Defining a local host filter
            9. Managing PPTP filters
        4. Using Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
          1. Installing and Configuring DUN
          2. Creating a DUN Phone Book Entry
          3. Modifying Properties for a Phone Book Entry
            1. Edit Phonebook Entry—Basic page
            2. Edit entry and modem properties—Server page
            3. Edit entry and modem properties—Script page
            4. Edit entry and modem properties—Security page
            5. Edit entry and modem properties—X.25 page
          4. Dialing a Call with DUN
        5. Summary
      12. 10. Internet Information Server (IIS)
        1. IIS Components
        2. Installing IIS
          1. Obtaining Distribution Files
          2. Preparing the Server
          3. Installing the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack
          4. Post-Installation Activities
            1. Viewing option pack documentation
            2. Adding and removing Option Pack components
        3. Configuring IIS
          1. Using Internet Service Manager (ISM)
          2. Configuring Computer Properties
          3. Creating a Web Site
            1. Configuring Web Site Properties
            2. Configuring Operators properties
            3. Configuring Performance properties
            4. Configuring ISAPI Filters properties
            5. Configuring Home Directory properties
            6. A directory located on this computer
            7. A share located on another computer
            8. A redirection to a URL
            9. Configuring Documents properties
            10. Configuring Directory Security properties
            11. Configuring HTTP Headers properties
            12. Configuring Custom Errors properties
          4. Creating Additional Web Sites
          5. Creating an FTP Site
            1. Configuring FTP Site properties
            2. Configuring Security Accounts properties
            3. Configuring Messages properties
            4. Configuring Home Directory properties
            5. Configuring Directory Security properties
          6. Creating Additional FTP Sites
          7. Creating an SMTP Site
            1. Configuring SMTP Site properties
            2. Configuring Operators properties
            3. Configuring Messages properties
            4. Configuring Delivery properties
            5. Configuring Directory Security properties
        4. Managing IIS
          1. Managing IIS Remotely
            1. Managing IIS remotely with ISM
            2. Managing IIS remotely with ISM (HTML)
          2. Managing IIS4 Sites with IIS3 Internet Service Manager
          3. Starting, Stopping, and Pausing Sites
          4. Starting and Stopping Services and Setting Startup Options
          5. Backing up and Restoring IIS Configurations
        5. Summary
      13. 11. Troubleshooting TCP/IP
        1. Approaching a Problem
          1. Troubleshooting Hints
        2. Diagnostic Tools
        3. Testing Basic Connectivity
          1. The ping Command
        4. Troubleshooting Network Access
          1. Troubleshooting with the ipconfig Command
          2. Troubleshooting with the arp Command
            1. ARP problem case study
          3. Checking the Interface with netstat
            1. Network hardware problems
        5. Checking Routing
          1. Tracing Routes
        6. Checking Name Service
          1. Some systems work, others don’t
            1. The data is here and the server can’t find it!
        7. Analyzing Protocol Problems
          1. Network Monitor
        8. Protocol Case Study
        9. Simple Network Management Protocol
        10. Summary
      14. 12. Network Security
        1. Security Planning
          1. Assessing the Threat
          2. Distributed Control
            1. Use subnets to distribute control
            2. Use mailing lists to distribute information
          3. Writing a Security Policy
        2. Firewalls
        3. Encryption
        4. User Authentication
          1. Passwords
          2. Choosing a Password
          3. Password Aging
          4. Password Security
            1. Unwelcome message
          5. Guest Account Security
        5. Software Security
          1. Keep Software Updated
          2. Disable Unnecessary Software
        6. Security Monitoring
          1. Checking logon activity
          2. Registry Monitoring
        7. File Security
          1. NTFS Security
            1. NTFS auditing
        8. Words to the Wise
        9. Summary
      15. 13. Information Resources
        1. The World Wide Web
        2. Anonymous FTP
        3. Retrieving RFCs
          1. Retrieving RFCs by mail
        4. Mailing Lists
        5. Newsgroups
        6. The White Pages
        7. Summary
      16. A. PPP Scripting Languages
        1. Creating Logon Scripts
          1. Invoking a logon script
        2. The switch.inf File
          1. Troubleshooting a switch.inf script
      17. B. DNS Resource Records
        1. Standard Resource Records
          1. Start of Authority record
            1. Name server record
            2. Address record
            3. Mail exchanger record
            4. Canonical Name record
            5. Domain Name Pointer record
        2. The Boot File
      18. C. Microsoft DHCP Option Support
      19. D. Routing Protocols
        1. Interior Routing Protocols
          1. Routing Information Protocol
          2. RIP Version 2
          3. Open Shortest Path First
          4. Exterior Routing Protocols
      20. Index
      21. Colophon