Most workplaces rely on local area networks (LANs) to connect their computers and the right LAN is increasingly important in promoting effective communication both within the organisation and with the world at large.
Local Area Network Management, Design and Security is a practical and thorough introduction to managing and designing a LAN. It explains the underlying technology and gives a theoretical foundation for the vast technical field of LAN management and design. Practical examples are based on the most common systems (hardware and software) on the market today. This book also gives an overview of such current trends as intranets and provides useful examples to help you develop your own.
Features of the book include:
* A practical introduction to the world's most popular network operating systems - Windows 2000, Novell NetWare and Linux.
* A look at the organisational/ business issues related to LANs and in particular the impact of intranets.
* Coverage of data communication in networks, including OSI, TCP/IP and LAN standards.
* A discussion of network operating systems (NOS).
* A description of design features of LAN infrastructure, hardware and wireless LANs.
* Security issues with LAN management, including users, backup systems and standards for network administration (SNMP, RMON)
An ideal book for system administrators with responsibility for a LAN or students studying network technology.
About the Author
Arne B. Mikalsen and Per Borgesen work as associate professors at the Faculty of Informatics and E-learning, Sør-Trøndelag University College, where they teach courses in LAN management, network theories and data communication.