Broadband Internet Connections: A User's Guide to DSL and Cable (Paperback)
- 出版商: Addison-Wesley Professional
- 出版日期: 2001-10-21
- 定價: USD $49.99
- 售價: $199
- 語言: 英文
- 頁數: 640
- 裝訂: Paperback
- ISBN: 0201738279
- ISBN-13: 9780201738278
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If you are considering or already have a broadband Internet connection for your home or small business, this complete, accessible handbook tells you all you need to know. It provides a readable overview of available broad-band technologies, focusing on DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and cable, and shows how to access the latest, most innovative Internet applications, such as streaming audio and video, interactive games, videoconferencing, and high-speed downloads. You will also get a look at such up-and-coming technologies as fiber-optic, satellite, and wireless broadband.
This book explains basic broadband configuration, demonstrating in detail how to configure your system to get the most out of it. You will also find extensive information on running a broadband server and sharing a broadband connection among several networked computers. Because broadband systems are constantly connected to the Internet, security issues are even more pressing than they are with a regular dial-up modem. Broadband Internet Connections provides a pragmatic guide to Internet security by addressing such important topics as assessing risk and methods, and tools for reducing risk.
Specific topics covered include:
In addition to comprehensive and practical explanations, Broadband Internet Connections provides numerous tips, warnings, and notes to enhance your knowledge and skill and enable you to set up and utilize a successful broadband connection.
Table of Contents
I. BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES.
The Need for Speed.
The Appeal of a Dedicated Always-Up Connection.
A Roadmap to the Internet.
2. Broadband Over Telephone Lines.
DSL Technology Variants.
The DSL Provider Food Chain.
Advantages and Drawbacks of DSL.
3. Cable—Broadband Over Coax.
Cable Technology Variants.
The Cable Provider Food Chain.
Advantages and Drawbacks of Cable.
4. Unusual and Upcoming Technologies.
Wireless Local Broadband.
A Comparison of Alternative Broadband Technologies.
II. BASIC BROADBAND CONFIGURATION.
IP Address Assignment and Authentication.
Adding a Hardware Router to the Mix.
6. Configuring a Computer for Broadband.
Installing Necessary Drivers.
Configuring Static IP Addresses.
Complications on Multi-NIC Systems.
7. Using Your Connection.
Programs That Use High-Speed Access.
Resolving Local Configuration Problems.
Physical Interference Problems.
Trouble Outside of Your Control.
III. RUNNING BROADBAND SERVERS.
When to Obtain a Domain Name.
Using Conventional Domain Name Registration Services.
Using Dynamic DNS Services.
10. Running Mail Servers.
Common Mail Server Pitfalls.
Providing Access to Mail.
Mail Servers for Assorted OSs.
11. Running Web Servers.
Web Server Structure and Function.
Web Servers for Assorted OSs.
12. Running Game Servers.
Special Needs of Game Servers.
Popular Game Servers.
13. Accessing Your System Remotely.
Accessing Files Remotely.
Tools for Remote Text-Based Access.
Running GUI Programs Remotely.
IV. SHARING NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS.
Local Network Requirements.
Implementing Network Sharing.
15. Configuring a Simple Router.
Configuring a Windows Router.
Configuring a MacOS Router.
Configuring a Linux Router.
Setting Up a Hardware Router.
16. Using NAT and IP Masquerading.
NAT Tools in Windows.
NAT Tools in MacOS.
NAT Tools in Linux.
Configuring a Hardware Router for NAT.
17. Configuring a VPN.
Approaches to VPN.
Configuring a PPTP VPN.
V. BROADBAND SECURITY ISSUES.
Common Security Conceptions and Misconceptions.
Risks Posed by Servers.
Risks Posed by Trojans.
The Danger of Viruses and Worms.
Risks to a Network.
19. Basic Security Provisions.
Removing Unnecessary Servers.
Attending to Accounts and Passwords.
Clearing Cracker Tools from Your System.
20. Firewall Options.
Software Firewall Products.
Hardware Firewall Products.
Monitoring Firewall Logs.
Using a Wizard.
Static IP Address Configuration
Appendix B. Configuring MacOS for Broadband.
Static IP Address Configuration.
Appendix C. Configuring Linux for Broadband.
Static IP Address Configuration.
Appendix D. DSL Providers.
Appendix E. Cable Providers.