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Local area networks, wide area networks, Internet, wireless networks, technologies, theory, management and planning of networks.

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Basically, this is a printed copy of four commonly cited resource lists, with an additional resource by one of the authors. It is a separate volume containing the resource section of "Using the Internet" (see reviews). The resources printed are the Spafford/Lawrence Usenet newsgroups description list, the da Silva "list of (mailing) lists", the Yanoff "Special Internet Connections" list, and the inter-network mail guide, also maintained by Yanoff. To this, Pike has added a "Host Resource Guide" which starts with a list of ftp sites and then adds a miscellaneous "catalogue" by topic. Oddly, while there is no attempt to hide the authorship of the bulk of the book, and the fact that the material is fr... Rest of this review on the detail page
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The explosive growth of the Internet, inherent flaws in its basic structure, and the need to transfer sensitive information for Internet applications like electronic mail, Internet banking and Internet commerce have resulted in serious security concerns. This dictionary provides authoritative definitions and descriptions of terms related to Internet security. The Internet Security Dictionary details over 1,800 terms and covers eight main areas: * Authentication, including biometrics, encryption/public key infrastructure, digital signatures, time-stamping, and certificate management * Encryption * Network-level security, including IP, IPSec, SHTTP, and SSL * Firewalls and remote management * Internet security policies, risk analysis, integra... Rest of this review on the detail page
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A recent survey showed that 50% of businesses experienced attacks on their networks within the past year. 35% of those surveyed had losses that cost more than $1 million per security attack. -Computer World With reports like this appearing almost daily, security has become the number one concern for NT users. To address the concern, security expert and Windows NT Magazine news editor Mark Edwards provides the quintessential guide to Internet and intranet security from the Windows NT platform. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers network security basics, Internet Information Server, Microsoft Proxy Server, and includes specific advice on selecting NT tools and security devices.
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This is a big book--more than 850 pages. And the type is small, too. It has precisely what's needed to pack a comprehensive resource on Internet security into a single volume. The authors don't waste space on philosophizing or lecturing about security--they simply lay out what a site manager needs to know, beginning with the basics of TCP/IP. The book presents a five-part approach. Part one deals with security management, including TCP/IP, daemons, UUCP, and audit trails. Part two switches perspectives to that of the intruder, showing ways of gaining illicit accesses and how attempts to do so can be thwarted. Part three examines the challenges of creating secure channels for messaging. Part four shows how to deal with security concerns rais... Rest of this review on the detail page
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With all of the Internet books available, what could this book possibly offer that so many others have not? While it is true that many books have been written about the Internet, this is a textbook written by an experienced teacher as she designed a college level course on the subject. Internet 101 is written specifically with students in mind. It strives to nurture and enrich their interest and enthusiasm about the Internet. Written in a fun, relaxed style, this book teaches you everything that you need to know about the exciting world of the Internet and the World Wide Web. It contains the latest information on the Internet and includes discussions of social and ethical issues, in addition to exercises and special sidebars highlighting hi... Rest of this review on the detail page
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