Beyond DHCP — Work Your TCP/IP Internetwork with Dynamic IP explores important network design issues for today’s modern mixed intranets. The authors discuss many different platforms, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, OS/2 Warp, OS/2 Warp Server, AIX, Macintosh, WorkSpace On-Demand, Linux, Solaris, and others. The book examines how to connect these systems in a reliable, flexible, high-performance TCP/IP network.
When confronted with thorny TCP/IP problems, network specialists, support staff, network managers, and other technicians, can refer to this book to troubleshoot network outages and to prevent them from recurring. The authors emphasize cost-effective remote management and dynamic setup, providing real world examples of DHCP and DDNS technologies applied to roaming users, intelligent Web browsing, software distribution, printing, PPP dial-up, and other network needs.
This publication helps TCP/IP network operators establish a solid foundation for future growth without undue expense. Enterprise network staff will appreciate the sections that explore high end technologies, including Network TeleSystems’ Shadow IPserver, IBM Communications Server, and UNIX platforms. All network managers should find the authors’ advice on security well worth reading.
This second edition updates the contents of the previous IBM Redbooks publication to include OS/2 Warp Server for e-business with TCP/IP Version 4.21, Windows 98 and Windows 2000, and adds more information about dynamic IP configuration on AIX. It also takes a fresh look at dynamic IP at the protocol level. Most sections were verified to ensure currency.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 TCP/IP overview
Chapter 2 Up and Running with DHCP
Chapter 3 DHCP server and client interaction
Chapter 4 Serving names
Chapter 5 Integrating File and Print services
Chapter 6 Growing your network
Chapter 7 Mobile users
Chapter 8 Security of DHCP and Dynamic DNS
Chapter 9 Reliability
Chapter 10 Performance
Chapter 11 Managing your network
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