IBM i5/OS IP Networks: Dynamic

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Published on 13 June 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486493
ISBN-13: 9780738486499
IBM Form #: SG24-6718-02


Authors: Yessong Johng, Kent Bruinsma, Jim Coon, Christopher Gloe, Brian Jongekryg, John Kasperski and Clair Wood

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    Abstract

    Over the course of many years, the developers in both the Endicott and Rochester labs have been working very hard adding

    functions to each release of OS/400 and i5/OS to make the configuration and use of the IBM System i in a TCP/IP network easier and more powerful. If you need to design an IP network that is self-configuring, fault-tolerant, secure, and efficient in its operation, then this IBM Redbooks publication is for you.

    We start low with the details of IP interface and route implementation on i5/OS. Through the study of these building blocks, we show how to create IP networks that are easier to configure, tolerant of faults, and can perform both inbound and

    outbound load balancing.

    i5/OS has always had many built-in Network Security features. These features have been enhanced to include an Intrusion Detection System (IDS). This allows you to be notified of attempts to hack into, disrupt, or deny service to the system.

    Moving up to the application layer, we demonstrate the dynamic power of IP by having the DHCP server assigning IP addresses and automatically updating the i5/OS Dynamic DNS. Now clients and servers can be added dynamically to the IP network and assigned a name automatically.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Zen and the art of dynamic IP

    Chapter 1. An introduction to the protocols at hand

    Chapter 2. Interfaces, routes, and Virtual IP

    Chapter 3. IPv6: the next generation of the Internet

    Chapter 4. Multilink Protocol

    Chapter 5. Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

    Chapter 6. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

    Chapter 7. Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2)

    Chapter 8. Dynamic Domain Name System (Dynamic DNS)

    Chapter 9. Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)

    Chapter 10. Quality of Service (QoS)

    Chapter 11. Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

    Part 2. Scenarios

    Chapter 12. Defining adaptable TCP/IP interfaces and routes

    Chapter 13. Virtual Ethernet within an LPAR environment

    Chapter 14. Multilink in action

    Chapter 15. DHCP: Dynamic allocation of IP addresses

    Chapter 16. Dynamic DNS scenarios

    Chapter 17. Dynamic PPP scenarios

    Chapter 18. QoS scenarios

    Part 3. Advanced administration

    Chapter 19. Optimizing performance in a TCP/IP network

    Chapter 20. Considerations for starting and ending TCP/IP

    Chapter 21. Checking TCP/IP status programmatically

    Chapter 22. Using alias names and setting proxy ARP and preferred interface lists programmatically

    Chapter 23. Using exit programs

    Chapter 24. Problem determination: where to start when things do not work

    Appendix A. Additional material

    Appendix B. IPv6 reference information

     

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