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Networking Resources

Windows 2000 was born to network! But designing, implementing, supporting, and troubleshooting networks is almost a completely different skill set than general administration. We've collected a few resources to cover a "Networking Essentials" category, including protocols, cabling, OSI, and more.

Categories:
Networking Basics
The fundamentals of internetworking, FAQ's, tutorials, glossaries, etc.,
Network Management
Network analysis, optimization, load balancing, monitoring, etc.,
Network Monitoring
Using the NetMon utility to analyze traffic and troubleshoot problems.
Books on Networking
Our picks for great networking guides. Includes basic and advanced titles.
Cabling
Specs, resources, color coded guides, and more.
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Allows you to share a single internet connection on your home network.
Network Load Balancing
A service which distributes IP traffic across multiple clustered servers.
Quality of Service (QoS) 
Offers a way for networks to give priority to certain data, users, or applications. 
RAS/RRAS
Routing and Remote Access Service allows users to dial in from the field.
Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
Allows users working off site to securely connect to your corporate network over the web.
Wireless Networking
Wireless standards, configuring and securing networks, known issues, and more.
Network Protocols and Related Components:
Browser Service
Provides a list of computers sharing resources in a client's domain across the wide-area network (WAN)
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, automatically assigns IP address. 
DNS/DDNS
Resources for Dynamic Name System, and Dynamic DNS.
IPSec
Provides secure connections across private WAN's or Internet connections 
LMHOSTS Files
Text files which provide NetBIOS names to IP mappings for remote hosts.
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Used by RRAS and ICS to translate internal client addresses to a gateway.
OSI Model Layer
Guides to the OSI reference model for networking.
SNMP
Provides the ability to remotely troubleshoot and monitor hubs, routers, and other devices.
TCP/IP
TCP/IP basics, tutorials, configuration, subnetting, troubleshooting, protocols,
WINS
Resources for managing the Windows Internet Naming Service.
Additional Web Resources:
Anixter Technical Library
Great resource of whitepapers, standards Guides, vendor technical papers, and buying guides.

Hardware Book
An electronics reference guide that covers cables, connectors, adapter cards, and more.

Internetworking Resources
Large collection of networking links by Noritoshi Demizu

LanTimes OnLine Article Archive  
CMP Media has quit publishing LANTimes, and made its content part of Internet Week Online. However, you can still access some great articles online using their search engine, or browsing by topic.

Net-Engineer.com
Links, book recommendations, and other resources.

Network Bibliography  
The Network Bibliography consists of about 44,700 references, mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports. The database covers performance evaluation, computer networks, computer supported cooperative work, network security, digital signal processing and related topics.

Network Computing Magazines Online Articles Index  
Access to all of their Back Issues, sorted by magazine sections.

Network Magazine Back Issues Home  
This archive is not yet complete, but is still pretty comprehensive, and includes a search engine.

TechFest
TechFest is the part time project of a technical professional who works in the computer networking industry. It is targeted towards professionals, researchers, educators, students, and hobbyists who need an initial reference that will help them find the detailed information they need.


 

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