Network and System Integration For Dummies

by Michael Bellomo and James Marchetti

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Network and System Integration For Dummies? (For Dummies (Computers))

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Mixed networks confuse, infuriate, and often ruin the days and haunt the nights of network administrators everywhere. If you’ve been tasked with building or administering a mixed network, you know what it takes to get computers running competing operating systems—such as Windows, Mac and Linux, for instance—working together. It requires expert advice, up-to-the-minute technical information and tested-in-the-trenches solutions.

A survival guide for anyone called upon to build or manage a mixed network, Network and System Integration For Dummies gives you all that and more. With this ready reference in your corner, you’ll have the confidence and know-how needed to:

  • Design and set up a mixed network in less time and with fewer headaches
  • Understand and master the differences between dueling platforms
  • Get your machines communicating like old chums
  • Anticipate problems before they happen
  • Troub leshoot your system
  • Administer your network from any location
  • Be prepared with proven solutions to most mixed network challenges

Network and System Integration For Dummies gives you easy-to-understand answers to all your questions about resource sharing, connectivity protocols, and other critical issues, including:

  • How competing operating systems work
  • Adding a new NOS to an old network
  • Testing network connectivity
  • Networking concepts that all machines can handle
  • Sharing files and printers across platforms
  • Using Message Transfer Agents to deliver email
  • Setting up printers, external drives and other networked devices
  • Centralizing control with Auditing Server Resources
  • Managing users on a mixed network
  • Securing a mixed network

And just to make your job that much easier, this book comes with a bonus CD-ROM featuring:

  • Diskcheck—a drive space monitoring utility
  • Tripwire 2.0 for Linux—a security program
  • NWQuota—a NetWare utility form managing the size of home directories

Offering proven solutions to most mixed network headaches, this book is a lifeline for network administrators at the frontlines of the battle for network and system integration.

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