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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Networking Fundamentals

    1. Networking overview

    2. Physical and data link layers

    3. Network layer

    4. Transport layer

    5. The session and presentation layers

  2. Chapter 2 Introduction to Directory Services

    1. Purpose of directory services

    2. Brief survey of common directory services

    3. Name service switch

    4. Which directory service to use

  3. Chapter 3 Network Information Service Operation

    1. Masters, slaves, and clients

    2. Basics of NIS management

    3. Files managed under NIS

    4. Trace of a key match

  4. Chapter 4 System Management Using NIS

    1. NIS network design

    2. Managing map files

    3. Advanced NIS server administration

    4. Managing multiple domains

  5. Chapter 5 Living with Multiple Directory Servers

    1. Domain name servers

    2. Implementation

    3. Fully qualified and unqualified hostnames

    4. Centralized versus distributed management

    5. Migrating from NIS to DNS for host naming

    6. What next?

  6. Chapter 6 System Administration Using the Network File System

    1. Setting up NFS

    2. Exporting filesystems

    3. Mounting filesystems

    4. Symbolic links

    5. Replication

    6. Naming schemes

  7. Chapter 7 Network File System Design and Operation

    1. Virtual filesystems and virtual nodes

    2. NFS protocol and implementation

    3. NFS components

    4. Caching

    5. File locking

    6. NFS futures

  8. Chapter 8 Diskless Clients

    1. NFS support for diskless clients

    2. Setting up a diskless client

    3. Diskless client boot process

    4. Managing client swap space

    5. Changing a client's name

    6. Troubleshooting

    7. Configuration options

    8. Brief introduction to JumpStart administration

    9. Client/server ratios

  9. Chapter 9 The Automounter

    1. Automounter maps

    2. Invocation and the master map

    3. Integration with NIS

    4. Key and variable substitutions

    5. Advanced map tricks

    6. Side effects

  10. Chapter 10 PC/NFS Clients

    1. PC/NFS today

    2. Limitations of PC/NFS

    3. Configuring PC/NFS

    4. Common PC/NFS usage issues

    5. Printer services

  11. Chapter 11 File Locking

    1. What is file locking?

    2. NFS and file locking

    3. Troubleshooting locking problems

  12. Chapter 12 Network Security

    1. User-oriented network security

    2. How secure are NIS and NFS?

    3. Password and NIS security

    4. NFS security

    5. Stronger security for NFS

    6. Viruses

  13. Chapter 13 Network Diagnostic and Administrative Tools

    1. Broadcast addresses

    2. MAC and IP layer tools

    3. Remote procedure call tools

    4. NIS tools

    5. Network analyzers

  14. Chapter 14 NFS Diagnostic Tools

    1. NFS administration tools

    2. NFS statistics

    3. snoop

    4. Publicly available diagnostics

    5. Version 2 and Version 3 differences

    6. NFS server logging

    7. Time synchronization

  15. Chapter 15 Debugging Network Problems

    1. Duplicate ARP replies

    2. Renegade NIS server

    3. Boot parameter confusion

    4. Incorrect directory content caching

    5. Incorrect mount point permissions

    6. Asynchronous NFS error messages

  16. Chapter 16 Server-Side Performance Tuning

    1. Characterization of NFS behavior

    2. Measuring performance

    3. Benchmarking

    4. Identifying NFS performance bottlenecks

    5. Server tuning

  17. Chapter 17 Network Performance Analysis

    1. Network congestion and network interfaces

    2. Network partitioning hardware

    3. Network infrastructure

    4. Impact of partitioning

    5. Protocol filtering

  18. Chapter 18 Client-Side Performance Tuning

    1. Slow server compensation

    2. Soft mount issues

    3. Adjusting for network reliability problems

    4. NFS over wide-area networks

    5. NFS async thread tuning

    6. Attribute caching

    7. Mount point constructions

    8. Stale filehandles

  1. Appendix A IP Packet Routing

    1. Routers and their routing tables

    2. Static routing

  2. Appendix B NFS Problem Diagnosis

    1. NFS server problems

    2. NFS client problems

    3. NFS errno values

  3. Appendix C Tunable Parameters

  4. Colophon