The world runs on IP addresses and the transmission of data between them, and Windows NT controls an increasing number of TCP/IP networks. Windows NT TCP/IP Network Administration helps demystify the aspects of Windows NT that relate to TCP/IP.
Craig Hunt wrote the standard book on TCP/IP under Unix--TCP/IP Network Administration--and he and Robert Thompson have applied their skills with equal aplomb to Windows NT 4. The authors don't assume too much here--they explain how IP addressing and TCP sessions work in general before diving into the specifics of TCP/IP under Windows NT. Readers learn the essentials of packets, addresses, routing, name resolution, subnets, and sockets before Hunt and Thompson trundle out a single Windows NT screen shot.
Windows NT coverage is comprehensive and authoritative. Beginning with a walkthrough of TCP/IP installation under the operating system, Windows NT TCP/IP Network Administration proceeds to reveal the details of all services that relate to TCP/IP. The book includes coverage of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), Domain Name Service (DNS), Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), and Internet Information Server (IIS). Discussion of each service includes documentation of its interface, explanations of how to carry out common tasks, and some suggestions on troubleshooting. Even experienced administrators will be able to learn something from the tons of tips found here. --David Wall
Windows NT TCP/IP Network Administration is a complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network on Windows NT. Windows NT and TCP/IP have long had a close association, and this is the first book to focus exclusively on NT networking with TCP/IP. It starts with the fundamentals -- what the protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing move data through the network, and how to set up your network connection. Beyond that, all the important networking services provided as part of Windows NT -- including IIS, RRAS, DNS, WINS, and DHCP -- are presented in detail. This book is the NT administrator's indispensable guide. Contents include: Overview Delivering the data Network services Getting started Installing and configuring NT TCP/IP Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Using Windows Internet Name Service Using Domain Name Service Configuring Email Service Using Microsoft routing Using Remote Access Service Troubleshooting TCP/IP Network Security Internet Information Server Appendices on the TCP/IP commands, PPP script language reference, and DNS resource records