The 100% practical, real-world guide to anticipating, finding, and solving network problems before they impact users.
* The indispensable hands-on complement to every other network primer or certification guide.
* Up-to-the-minute coverage of all the technologies network professionals are likely to encounter, including fiber optic cabling and IPv6.
* Sponsored and promoted by Fluke Networks, the world-class supplier of network troubleshooting equipment - and road-tested by thousands of its customers.
Networking professionals can read many books and hold multiple certifications and still be baffled by the behavior of their networks. That's because real-life networks behave in idiosyncratic ways. They don't always go 'by the book': they require hands-on, hard-won intuition that normally comes only with long experience in production networks. In The Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide, Fluke Networks' Neal Allen brings together all of this hard-won knowledge. Writing for network technicians and administrators at all levels, in all networks, Allen offers relentlessly practical summaries of networking technologies, as well as indispensable triage and troubleshooting advice for locating and resolving problems fast. (For example, other books tell how to assign correct IP addresses. This book shows how to determine if an IP address problem is causing a network malfunction.) Allen covers a wide range of networking topics, from the OSI model to copper and fiber cabling, IPv6, and more - including an extensive discussion of network problems at the MAC layer. Throughout, he illustrates his advice with diagrams, tables, and screen captures from Fluke instruments. A prior version of this book was produced by Fluke and field-tested by thousands of Fluke customers. Reflecting their input and the latest technologies, Allen has thoroughly rewritten that book. This book is the result: the most practical and useful network maintenance and troubleshooting guide ever written.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2009