NetWare, LAN Manager, NETBIOS, DOS, Windows, Windows for Workgroups, Windows NT...Confused? Many administrators of TCP/IP-based networks are. In a world dominated by IBM-compatible Personal Computers (PCs), it is inevitable that you will be asked to add some of these systems to your network. A bewildering variety of operating systems and networks are offered for PCs. Finding your way through this maze of options can be a daunting task.
Networking Personal Computers with TCP/IP gives you practical information as well as detailed instructions for attaching PCs to a TCP/IP network. It discusses the challenges you'll face and offers general advice on planning and managing a network; it provides basic TCP/IP configuration information for the most popular PC operating systems and covers configuration of specific applications such as email, remote printing, and file sharing. The book also includes a chapter on integrating NetWare with TCP/IP and an appendix on free TCP/IP software for the PC.
If you're not familiar with the basics of TCP/IP network administration, check out O'Reilly's companion book, TCP/IP Network Administration. It covers the basics of TCP/IP networking and provides detailed instructions for setting-up UNIX workstations and servers on a TCP/IP network.
Networking Personal Computers with TCP/IP covers:
How to reduce the problems PCs can cause for network administration
Tools to help a network administrator support PCs
Detailed examples of TCP/IP configuration under DOS, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 95, and Novell NetWare
Alternatives to custom, system-by-system configuration, including techniques for using tools such as RARP, BOOTP, and DHCP
Configuration of the Post Office Protocol (POP) servers and clients that allow PC users to receive email directly at their desktops