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21. Building Portals, Intranets, and
22. Ipsec: The New Security Standard
23. Internets, Intranets, and Extranets:
24. The Corporate Intranet, 2nd Edition
25. Practical Intranet Development
26. Developing Intranet Applications
27. Administering Usenet News Servers:
28. Intranet Decisions: Creating Your
29. Top Secret Intranet: How U.S.
30. A Methodology for Developing &
31. Setting Up a Linux Intranet Server
32. Reality ColdFusion: Intranets
33. PCWeek: The Intranet Advantage
34. Webcasting and Push Technology
35. Intranets:The Hidden Face of the
36. Designing the Total Area Network:
37. Pcweek Intranet and Internet Firewalls
38. Javascript: Bringing Application
39. Building Intranets on Nt, Netware,
40. Intranet Security: Stories from

21. Building Portals, Intranets, and Corporate Web Sites Using Microsoft Servers
by James J. Townsend, Dmitri Riz, Deon Schaffer
Paperback: 544 Pages (2004-03-29)
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Asin: 0321159632
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Guide to designing, developing, and implementing Web portals using Microsoft servers and the .NET Framework. Shows how to create a portal architecture based on Microsoft .NET and integrate multiple server technologies and components to create a powerful portal solution. Softcover. DLC: Web portals--Design. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exellent Book
This book is an excellent choice if you want to learn about portals but you must have some prior understanding of the software and programming languages to truly benefit from this book

4-0 out of 5 stars it is all about Portals
The title mentions portals, intranets and corporate web sites. But the emphasis in the text is clearly on portals. Where perhaps these might be regarded as special types of corporate web sites.

Townsend divides his book into two sections. The first deals mostly at the functional level. By defining what 'portal' means in this book. This functionality also includes the optional but probably preferred offering of a Web Service. He points out that many current portals lack this. Yet it seems the way to go. The promise is that a portal becomes more than just a collection of web pages for manual perusal by the visitor. If you furnish a Web Service, it permits the programmatic aggregation of services, by other entities on the Internet. Townsend devotes some space to showing how this is possible under .NET. Not in the least because Microsoft has standardised on using XML as the lingua franca for formatting data passed between .NET entities on a network.

The second section of the text delves into an implementation of this functionality. It describes the numerous Microsoft offerings, like the Content Management Server or the SQL Server 2000, and how these can be stitched together into a portal. Everything in this section is specific to Microsoft. While the first section can be read as a general description of portals.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally a book that ties all these products together
As a long-time user of Microsoft products, I have found the array and depth of the various products overwhelming and needed a comprehensive yet easy to understand presentation of the key parts of these products and how they can be used within a portal implementation.While the code fragments were far too technical for me, the rest of the book was very approachable and well worth the time investment to read.I strongly recommend this for all CIOs or people responsible for technical architecture and direction.

4-0 out of 5 stars Broad in scope and audience
While most technology books either pander to Luddite executives or deliver pages of code to professional developers, _Building Portals_ is that rare breed, a tech book with content for managers and architects and developers. Townsend has done a great job capturing the spirit of portals and answering the hardest two questions: "What is a portal" and "What does it do". I passed a dog-earned copy around to some tech-challenged coworkers and it was very well received.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good topic idea but ...
This book explains the concept of portals and how Microsoft enterprise servers handle and implement the features that goes into a portal. The book is written by 3 authors and unfortunately the different writing styles and depth of the subject show.

For example in Chapter 8 Personalization, there is only one page on personalization with Content Management Server. Most of the content in it concentrates on how to do caching in a personalized setting without explaining how to do personalization with CMS in the first place.

In Chapter 5 Portal Framework, it details line by line codes on how to write a portal site in VB.Net. While the code is good, it is too technical compared with the rest of the book. I rather see code snippets on how to build some common components in a portal site instead of a portal application. It is a bit difficult to extract out the code you need as everything is tied together in the architecture. BTW, there is no CD in the book and no hyperlink is mentioned on where to download the source code.

The book has an entire chapter on Content Management Server. It also covers Commerce Server and SharePoint Portal Server quite well and gives a brief overview on BizTalk and InfoPath. I rather see more technical emphasis on how to integrate the different servers than having screenshots of numerous dialogs explaining what each of the fields does.

Finally the book retails at $50 which is far too expensive. It should be around $35 instead. ... Read more

22. Ipsec: The New Security Standard for the Inter- net, Intranets, and Virtual Private Networks
by Naganand Doraswamy, Dan Harkins
Hardcover: 216 Pages (1999-07-26)
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Asin: 0130118982
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Provides extensive coverage of IPSec architecture and protocols and instruction on how to deploy IPSec in Virtual Private Networks. DLC: IPSec (Computer network protocol)Amazon.com Review
IPSec, the suite of protocols for securing any sort of trafficthat moves over an Internet Protocol (IP) network, promises big thingsfor online business. IPSec: The New Security Standard for theInternet, Intranets, and Virtual Private Networks catalogs thespecifications that compose this suite and explain how they fit intointranets, virtual private networks (VPNs), and the Internet.

AuthorsDoraswamy and Harkins first treat IPSec as a system, explaining howits component parts work together to provide flexible security. Theirapproach to this task makes sense: They first explain why standard IPpackets aren't secure; then they show how the IPSec improvements makesecure transactions possible. Readers get full descriptions of howvarious network entities talk to one another. Where appropriate,concepts that aren't specific to IPSec are explained, including IPv4and IPv6 packet structures and addressing schemes. There's someinformation on cryptography too.

IPSec's parts are explainedindividually: the Authentication Header (AH), Encapsulating SecurityPayload (ESP), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), and ISAKMP/Oakleyprotocols are detailed with lots of prose, supplemented with asmattering of packet diagrams and conceptual sketches. Sections onimplementing IPSec protocols on networks remain fairly abstract anddon't mention actual products, but should prove useful to programmersdesigning their own network security products around the IPSecspecifications. --David Wall ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Got basic VPN background? Yes? This is your book
Ideally, you should understand basic crypto and have played around with VPNs before reading this book. Have you configured local, gateway, and Road Warrior VPNs before? If so, this book is ideally suited for review and for filling in any gaps in your knowledge. There are some grammatical errors, but nothing serious. Some illustrations, particularly those in the Deployment Scenarios section, don't mesh with the text and require correction to make sense. There is enough information in the text to resolve these errors and pencil in corrections, but isn't this supposed to be a second edition? Speaking of mesh, I was surprised to see no mention of the highly useful mesh equation n(n-1)/2 anywhere. Instead, a more junior-level illustration is used. A combination of both would have been more appropriate for this book. Overall, this is a useful book that will take your basic knowledge of IPSEC to the next level.
4 stars, as the book nevertheless is a productive discussion with two knowledgeable practitioners of IPSEC.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not much more useful than the RFCs
I looked at this book when I was just starting out working on IPsec. I had read the RFCs once but felt I needed a good book since the IPsec protocol is pretty complex and the RFCs are not very well written. I did not buy this book but scanned it thoroughly in a bookstore. The book seems to repeat what the IPsec RFCs say without adding more to it. There are very few figures in the book to explain the concepts. I ended up buying "Demystifying the IPsec Puzzle" by Sheila Frankel which is a much better book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book for IPSec beginners and refreshers
Before reading this book I think it is good if you have a basic understanding of IPSec topics and terms. In any case, the book explains quite well the basic principles of IPSec and the associated things such as hashing and encryption algorithms (doesn't go too much into details on these ones though...)
The chapter where I lost the thread was ISAKMP and IKE.
Maybe it's me, but I think this was pretty confusing way of explaining it.
Although most likely not the only book I would read about IPSec - it is certainly a good book as introduction into IPSec and many things are explained very well which I didn't find in some other books.

1-0 out of 5 stars BS
This book is a hardbound POC. The authors don't know the hell they are talking about. All the high level talks are good for nothing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Alan Kavanagh
This book is a good recap on IPSec if you have not been working with IPSec for some time. I recommend this book for begineers to IPSec implementators and it is a good reference book to have handy. The first few sections explain the basics of IPSec and are very well detailed without getting into the specifics. However, the sections on IKE are not well explained and it lacks real detail of IKE implementations and no good diagrams.

I found this book an excellent recap of IPSec as i have not worked with IPSec for almost 3 years, and instead the book gives good and concise information but is mostly in a synopsis format and lacks the real meat. ... Read more

23. Internets, Intranets, and Extranets: New Waves in Channel Surfing (The Journal of Marketing Channels Monographic Separates)
by Audhesh Paswan
Hardcover: 141 Pages (2003-01-20)
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Asin: 0789020106
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Get the most from your electronic marketing resources!

Internets, Intranets, and Extranets: New Waves in Channel Surfing examines cutting-edge research on the strategies and practices for managing electronic channels of information distribution. The leading experts working in Web-enabled marketing technologies address the most pressing topics of channel management, presenting descriptive—and prescriptive—insights into the complex network of virtual links between people and places. This unique book looks at the “death of distance” from a global perspective, offering critical commentary on how to strengthen the connection between Web-linked buyers and sellers.

Internets, Intranets, and Extranets presents a framework for working with e-business technologies that will help you develop electronic distribution strategies to maximize channel efficiency. The book addresses the signaling cues in marketing channels, examining the issues that affect the systemic flow of information, products, and services, including:

  • the mediating role of channel structure on channel performance
  • the transaction costs of cybermediaries
  • the Internet's impact on independent sales agents
  • the effects of brand familiarity and Web site vividness
  • the analysis of electronic intermediaries in conventional distribution channels
  • and the organizational and environmental factors involved in Internet-based marketing channels
Internets, Intranets, and Extranets: New Waves in Channel Surfing is an essential resource for distribution managers, logisticians, and researchers interested in cutting-edge principles and practices in electronic distribution channels. The book is also an ideal supplement for academics working in electronic commerce study. ... Read more

24. The Corporate Intranet, 2nd Edition
by Ryan Bernard
Paperback: 464 Pages (1997-12-24)
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Asin: 0471247758
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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"If you've started on the road to creating an intranet for your company, this book will effectively guide you the rest of the way. If you're not sure whether your company should develop an intranet, Bernard will convince you to go for it." -PC World Online.

The ultimate success of an intranet is measured by the value it adds to the enterprise. The Corporate Intranet, Second Edition addresses practical business concerns as well as new technologies, and helps IT professionals, corporate managers, and users get the most out of an intranet. Ryan Bernard shows you how to use your intranet to boost productivity and reduce costs for data warehouses, workgroups systems analysts and developers, corporate trainers, process improvement teams, and more. This easy-to-read overview focuses on applications, as it:
* Addresses next-generation issues including advanced Java programming, push technology, and data connectivity
* Shows how to improve intranets using built-in features of popular software
* Helps maximize the return on your intranet investment
* Explains basic intranet functions and capabilities to new users
* Helps IT professionals understand the human-factors side of intranet success
* Explores key management issues that can make or break an intranet.
The companion Web site to The Corporate Intranet, Second Edition contains demonstration versions of several intranet training products, including the author's own, and a sample plug-in "starter intranet." ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Glorified Brochure for Intranets
Let's clarify what this book is, and what it is not. This text is concept and theory - nothing more. Though ridiculously out-of-date in 2004, many techies are looking for methods/tutorials to set up a corporate intranet. This is not the book for you. This book should be purchased for non-technical supervisors and MBA's who need more to be informed of the why's then the how's of an intranet.

This is far from the realm of the O'Reilly series. Those books present snippets of code, step-by-step learning, and in general provide good exposure to the hands-on part of creating workable programming, networking, etc. Here, you have the best reasons 1998 has to offer for why your business should employ an intranet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great guide for Corporate Intranet Managers
An invaluable volume for any webmaster's bookshelf. It goes into great detail about all aspects of building and using corporate intranets. I've used this book as a guide in all my intranet projects.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great guide for Corporate Intranet Managers
An invaluable volume for any webmaster's bookshelf. It goes into great detail about all aspects of building and using corporate intranets. I've used this book as a guide in all my intranet projects.

2-0 out of 5 stars A good, but basic introduction to Intranets.
While this book was a good explanation of intranets and what they do, itdidn't go into much detail on how to actually implement one.The book isalso out of date already!I would recommend this only to someone who wantsto learn more about Intranets but doesn't need to put one together. ... Read more

25. Practical Intranet Development
by John Colby, Gareth Downes-Powell, Jeffrey Haas, Darren J. Harkness, Frank Pappas, Mike Parsons, Francis Storr, Inigo Surguy, Ruud Voigt, Rudiger Voigt, Frank C. Pappas
Paperback: 338 Pages (2003-07-11)
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Asin: 1590591690
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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You'd think that designing an intranet would be a web professional's heaven. You know exactly what browsers and operating systems your audience are using. You can easily identify users for testing. What could be easier than that? But then, few people ever get to see other companies' intranets. How can you learn from your peers? Everyone and his dog needs to publish content on an intranet - how do you ensure that content stays current and relevant? How do you ensure that the temp who is uploading situations vacant ads doesn't break it all? Is your intranet accessible? Or do you really need an extranet, for clients and suppliers? How about security? AARGGH! This book helps you frame the questions that you need to ask, sharing best practices from people who've lived through the nightmare, and survived to tell you the tale. From the Publisher A well-designed intranet becomes the key resource and communications platform for your organization, used by members of staff as their first destination for information. This book guides you through the steps you need to take to make a useful and usable intranet, from identifying your users' needs and building an indispensable tool, to marketing the results. It guides you through the problems that may occur, passing on invaluable advice from people who have been through the process before. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Entry level introduction, but not consistent
This is a book that can potentially help the person responsible for an intranet start-up or redesign. She/he may be internal responsible or external assisting consultant.

A quick read; covers a lot of ground; will introduce you to the major issues and challenges in intranet development.
For people who have been involved with IT/www projects, this book offers little new; several writers have contributed, and the result is an inconsistent flow with some redundancy; the text will cover so many topics (technology, project management, intranet concepts, extranets, mobile devices, usability, information architecture, and more), that a we never really get in depth.

Who will really benefit from this book:
Students, absolutely newcomers to the field, and those who, as bedtime reading, need a catch-up overview of the field. ... Read more

26. Developing Intranet Applications With Java (SAMS Developer's Guide)
by Jerry Ablan
Paperback: 492 Pages (1996-10)
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Asin: 1575211661
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This high-level guide focuses on developing intranet-oriented applications with Java. Java's platform independence makes it ideally suited as a language for intranet applications.Amazon.com Review
The first third of Developing Intranet Applications withJava isn't strictly about Java. Rather, it's about intranets, withsome information about Java development environments and codestyle. (The author has some novel ideas about pretty-printing.) Thismay be a selling point for those who have been called upon to set upan intranet and implement Java programs on it all at once; others mayconsider it filler material.

The cool thing in DevelopingIntranet Applications with Java is that author Jerry Ablan has puttogether custom software for both the book and its accompanyingCD-ROM. The Java Intranet Framework (JIF) is a set of classes you canuse as a base for writing corporate intranet tools. In fact, Ablangoes into great detail about using the JIF to write a conference tool,a benefits-management tool, the electronic equivalent of a magneticin/out board, a product maintenance tracker, and several othertools. It's interesting to see how the JIF facilitates these productsand how you can expand upon them. If you want to see, in detail, howone programmer created a suite of intranet tools, this book is the onefor you. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical examples of real applications in Java
This is one of the few Java books that goes beyond being documentation of the API's to actually showing how you would make some applications. His tools coincide with tools we have made for a real application. This is aJava 1.1 book, but the frameworks and utilities Jerry introduces are veryuseful.

2-0 out of 5 stars GoodBits but does not Hang Together
Good Bits but does not Hang TogetherAblan is obviously a good 'techie' but has problems in communicating his ideas.I do not blame him but the sloppy Editing - Sams should hire a new Editor.Not for those starting offwith Java & Inet projects.Typos, the CD has wrong chapters &after a few days gave up in trying to get the JIF examples working.Thereis no documentation / instructions on how to get it up & running (notin the book/CD).What a waste, as looked quite interesting.

Nodiscussion on Servlets vers Applets et al, or the limitations of doing ithis way.Advice to Jerry Ablan: get a new editor, cover Servelets &reissue the book Note to SAMS (you seem to be more interested in$$$$bucks~$$$ for profits,too much sloppy & poor editing,compare thatwith O'Reilly;if I seebook released by you versus O'Reilly - GUESSwhich pedigree I'll buy !!)

5-0 out of 5 stars You must get this book!
I mean like, this book changed everything. Jerry Ablan is the KING of JAVA. He must have had a lot of it to put together a winner like this! Kudos!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book but need background in JDBC database
Could provide fully developed ready to use applications complete with pass word, http inclusion and references to primer books on data base and jdbc as prepatory to Intranet Applicatons with Java. ... Read more

27. Administering Usenet News Servers: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Building, and Managing Internet and Intranet News Services
by James E. McDermott, John E. Phillips, James McDermott
Paperback: 288 Pages (1997-05)
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Asin: 020141967X
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Usenet News Servers details the installation,configuration, optimization and ongoing management of a news server ona Unix platform. A comprehensive discussion covering the phases ofsetting up a server: planning, construction and administration.CD-ROM includes software, utilities, and scripts to set up andmaintain news servers. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing book
I agree with the other negative reviews.

The index is really very bad - I hardly ever find anything I'm looking for.

I can only describe it as a curious mix of sometimes very arcane information which may be useful forusenet gurus and absence of information for a novice user

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for understanding
As a neophyte to Usenet servers etc. I found this book very helpful and would recommened it. I wasn't looking for a Ph.D. on the subject from one reading--that takes hands-on experience in anything.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of Time and Paper
Having never specified hardware for or managed a Usenet news server I was looking for high-quality technical guidance.Within minutes of buying this book I knew I wouldn't find it in these pages.The content is simplistic and slow paced.Each time it seems you will get to some meaty discussion the section ends leaving you still feeling hungry and not even providing an interesting taste.Many pages are wasted on instructions for installing Solaris and an overview of the topology of the Internet. The included CD might be useful for signaling passing aircraft but lacks anything more useful.You will be sorry you bought this book.Luckily this isn't the only choice.Take a look at "Managing Usenet".It is the book this one could have been.

2-0 out of 5 stars poor is a good begining
This book was almost a rehash of the various FAQ's -- just with less information.If you want to install and run on a Solaris machine it is a little more helpful.The index is horrible.There is more filler about good corporate policy than anything else.The only redeeming value (and the reason I gave it a three0 is that it does give step-by-step instructions on compiling innd.That's about it.Not what the directory hierarchy is for, no trouble shooting, nothing ... Read more

28. Intranet Decisions: Creating Your Organization's Internal Network
by Lisa Kimball
Paperback: 58 Pages (1997-03)
list price: US$8.95
Isbn: 091791709X
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29. Top Secret Intranet: How U.S. Intelligence Built Intelink - the World's Largest, Most Secure Network
by Fredrick Thomas Martin
Paperback: 380 Pages (1998-11-15)
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Asin: 0130808989
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Using the example of "Intelink", the classified worldwide Intranet for the intelligence community, this book is one of the first on current intelligence operations written by an "insider". The CD-ROM includes sample Intelink software demos relating to collaboration tools, security products, and other applications. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Sensitive Techniques???
The book presented a fundamental knowledge of an Intranet, which may be applied in the business world. The only thing Top Secret about the book was just the words on the cover which is a sales pitch.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Efforts by Good People Buried in a Bunker
I was given this book at Hacker's (the MIT/Silicon Valley legal and largely very rich group, of which I am an elected member) by a NASA engineer, went to bed, could not get the book out of mind, got up, and readit through the night.If it were not for the fact that Intelink is largelyuseless to the rest of the world and soon to be displaced by my own andother "extranets", this book would be triumphal.As it is, Iconsider it an extremely good baseline for understanding the good and thebad of how the U.S. Intelligence Community addresses the contradictionsbetween needing access to open sources and emerging informationtechnologies while maintaining its ultra-conservative views on maintainingvery restricted access controls to everything and everyone within itsdomain.I have enormous regard for what these folks accomplished, and wishthey had been able to do it openly, for a much larger "virtualintelligence community" willing and able to share information.For aspy, information shared is information lost-until they get over this, andlearn that information not only increases in value with dissemination butis also a magnet for 100 pieces of information that would never havereached them otherwise, the U.S. Intelligence Community will continue to bestarved for both information and connectivity....an SGML leper in an XMLworld.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Information
I am a contractor associated with the Intelligence Community.This book has proven invaluable to me and my company, and I highly recommend it to anyone who deals with this area.The CD Rom contains previously unavailable information that was very helpful to me.

1-0 out of 5 stars Better Title: "Incedible! Gov discovers Internet it Created"
Best reference of Intelink acronymns - for those whocare.

Otherwise if you know what PKI, SGML and digital certificates are, this book is a bust. No discussion of impementation details.Nodiscussion of firewalling,intrusion detection, encryption techniques (except to mention a fewcommonly known ones) or even VPNs.

Do they really use SSL and DES toprotect our national secrets? That's scarier than a "dark and stormynight"!

Promises: "Security and Information techniques you canuse right now" - no techniques here - just general discussion ofcommon-sense principles

Promises: "Preview the future of intranetsand extranets" - yeah right - from the newbies:

"AOL offersInternet access, updates on weather, email, news, sports, and stocks,multimedia entertainment, and their own search engine.Successfulintranets like Intelink must have at their disposal a similar vast array ofmission relevant tools" Page 160

Should Promise: "Interestinginside look at Gov. bureaucracy in action!"

Note: This book had topass review by security agencies and this may be the reason it is sovapid.

Another Note:CD is somewhat interesting or I would have giventhis book a "0"

2-0 out of 5 stars "It was a dark and stormy night,"- An so it begins.
Intelink is the classified, worldwide intranet for the U.S. Intelligence Community¾ linking together the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO),the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), the Defense IntelligenceAgency (DIA), and 8 other intelligence organizations, including the FBI.Intelink is the subject of Frederick Thomas Martin's flashily titled TopSecret Intranet: How U.S. Intelligence Built Intelink¾ The World's Largest,Most Secure Network. Perhaps the most surprising revelation the book makesis that this very closed network was built entirely on open systemstandards like TCP/IP (the communication protocols of the Internet) andSGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language, of which HTML¾ the hypertextpresentation language of the World Wide Web¾ is an application). Indeed,Martin gets around to boldly stating that "Intelink is patterned afterthe global Internet."

"It was a dark and stormy night,"Martin's introduction begins, and that is the best written sentence in thesomewhat ponderously crafted and repetitious Intro¾the literary techniquesof English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton otherwise conspicuous by theirabsence. Reading Martin's mushy acknowledgements, one quickly forms theimpression of a book both written and vetted by a committee; indeed, onebegins to question whether Martin's name should appear on the book at all.Martin recently retired from the NSA as Deputy Director of its InformationServices Group.

But it gets better once we reach the book proper. Chapter1 tells the origin of Intelink, how in 1994 DCI James Woolsey created theIntelligence Systems Board (ISB) to improve the interoperability ofinformation systems supporting intelligence operations. Along with ISB camea permanent staff, known as the Intelligence Systems Secretariat (ISS).Steven Schanzer, the first Director of the ISS, became the"father" of Intelink. A "proof of concept" prototypewas put together in April 1994, and by the end of the year Intelink wasoperational. The rest of Chapter 1 gives a thumbnail history of theInternet and the World Wide Web, introduces SGML and its offspring HTML (anSGML application) and the more recent XML (eXtensible Markup Language, asubset of SGML which will be supported in future Netscape and InternetExplorer browsers), and concludes with a discussion of the need forIntelink to meet the changing needs of intelligence.

Martin notes thatSMGL was adopted for document tagging by the Department of Defense in 1987in its CALS ("Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support")Program, then as an information processing standard by the CIA in 1993, andfinally by Intelink in 1994.

Chapter 2 is essentially a bureaucratichistory of the development of Intelink, and describes the eventualformation of the Intelink Management Office (IMO), whose Directoralternates between the CIA and DIA, and whose Deputy Director is alwaysNSA. There are dry recitations of duties and goals, some of which read likethey were written by an IT-trained Russian speaker struggling with theEnglish language. For example:

"· Enhancing support infrastructuresto ensure that future Intelink services enjoy the stability of a robust andwell-administered information environment; [Translation: Get our shittogether.]

"· Establishing a viable training program to ensure thatall producers and users can effectively use existing and new services;[Translation: Teach people to use the system.]

"· Developing atechnology integration program to ensure that Intelink enjoys the benefitsof early introduction of new information technology;" [Translation:Grab the new stuff pronto.]

The chapter notes that the Global Command andControl System (GCCS)¾ the Department of Defense's new system fordelivering command and control capabilities to the warfighter¾ relies inpart on Intelink. (See "Intelink-S," below.)

As currentlyconstituted, Intelink is segmented into security levels. At the core is"Intelink-SCI." SCI, according to Martin, stands for"Special" Compartmented Information, although most other peopleseem to think it stands for "Sensitive" Compartmented Information(see, for example, Jeffrey T. Richelson, The U.S. Intelligence Community,3rd edition). Information available on Intelink-SCI is classified up to"Top Secret/SCI." About 50,000 people have access to this level,including Monica Lewinsky, while she was at the Pentagon. (You will recallthat Monica had a Top Secret/SCI clearance for reasons never explained, butpresumably because of her need for detailed handling of PresidentialDecision Directives. Image what could have happened, for example, if aforeign intelligence service had gotten a sample of Presidential DNA andcreated a Clinton clone.)

The next level is"Intelink-SecretNet" or "Intelink-S," which carriesinformation classified up to the Secret level. Intelink-S primarily servesthe military, and has around 265,000 users¾ most of whom access Intelink-Sthrough the Defense Information Systems Agency's SIPRNET (short for SecretInternet Protocol Router Network).

The most interesting (and most highlyclassified) level is "Intelink-PolicyNet" or"Intelink-P," which is operated by the CIA and is only availableto very high-level policy makers¾ such as the National Security Council,the DCI, or the President. That way the latter can get all the informationthey need, say, before deciding to decimate pharmaceutical factories in theSudan or nomad tents in Afghanistan with Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Thefinal level is "Intelink-UnclassifiedNet" or"Intelink-U," which includes all open-source (unclassified)intelligence, and which is available to members of OSIS (the Open SourceInformation Service) or others approved by them. OSIS is managed by theCIA, and relies on public data bases and other unclassified information¾the "open-source intelligence" promoted by Robert Steele. Thislevel is accessed through Virtual Private Networks (but hopefully not onesthat use Microsoft's Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol).

Martin notes theclose relationship of the intelligence community¾ especially the NSA¾ tothe Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University inPittsburgh.

Chapter 3 argues the need for standards (and there is littleto argue with here), and discusses three from the Department of Defense:TAFIM (Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management), COE(Common Operating Environment), and JTA (Joint Technical Architecture). Incharge of all this is the Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3I (otherwiseknown as Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence). (Elsewhere Ihave attempted to create an easy-to-read intuitive guide to what commandand control¾ C2¾ is all about, in the context of SIOP, the SingleIntegrated Operational Plan for Nuclear War.)

The 8 volumes of TAFIMbasically focus on open systems and the need to follow international andnational standards. JTA¾ which like TAFIM was inspired partly byco-ordination failures in the 1991 Gulf War¾ is the practicalimplementation of TAFIM, mandating the use of commercial-off-the-shelf(COTS) software and hardware products, as well as standards such as SGMLfor documents.

COE can be briefly explained as follows. The 1970smainframe-based war-fighting system, the World-Wide Military Command andControl System (WWMCCS, "whim-mix"), was upgraded in the 1980s,and eventually replaced in the 1990s. The new system was called the GlobalCommand and Control System (GCCS), and was built by direction according tointernational and national information processing standards, usingcommercial and government "off-the-shelf" products whereverpossible. (GCCS runs on Sun Microsystems computers running the Solaris Unixoperating system.) COE consists of the software pieces of this commoncomputing and communications environment, as well as the specifications forputting the pieces together to support specific military missions.

Thesethree Defense Department standards automatically impact 8 of the 13intelligence organizations within Intelink-NSA, DIA, NIMA, NRO, and themilitary intelligence units of Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Marines. Tosuch Defense standards are added other initiatives relevant to Intelink andspecific to the intelligence community, such as the Unified CryptologicArchitecture 2010 (by analogy to Joint Vision 2010), initiated by NSADirector Kenneth Minihan in September 1997, which mandates commoncryptology standards and procedures across the intelligencecommunity.

Chapter 3 concludes with a discussion of the Defense MessageSystem (DMS), Defense's new e-mail system using COTS software. It lookspretty much like the e-mail system you use, except encryption is providedby FORTEZZA instead of PGP. (In the DMS, "e-mail" refers strictlyto personal, as opposed to organizational traffic. Here I ignore this dis ... Read more

30. A Methodology for Developing & Deploying Internet & Intranet Solutions
by Jeff Greenberg, J. R. Lakeland
Hardcover: 320 Pages (1997-12-05)
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A Methodology for Developing and Deploying Internet and Intranet Solutions. World-class techniques for managing today's business-critical IT projects. Today's intranet, Internet, and client/server deployments involve more sites, more participants, more technologies, and more complexity than ever before. Now, top Hewlett-Packard project manager Jeff Greenberg introduces a complete reusable methodology for successfully integrating and deploying practically ANY new technology while using Internet and intranet technology as an example. Through detailed, practical case studies, you'll learn these and other crucial planning skills:*Identifying the expertise you'll need. *Organizing the project team. *Asking critical up-front questions that are usually ignored until it's too late. *Developing initial proposals and timelines that minimize risk. *Pre-staging the technology solution to assure deployment success. *Making sure that your infrastructure is sufficiently robust. *Uncovering political and organizational obstacles--and responding to them.Greenberg introduces "proof-of-concept" prototyping techniques that deliver maximum information for decision-making.He also demonstrates new techniques for high availability by considering infrastructure requirements like architecture, networking, backup, and recovery early on.Walk step-by-step through the logistics of staging and proliferating new hardware and software. Understand preparing sterile systems and staging tapes, establishing a command center, transferring data, educating users, managing support handoffs, holding useful project postmortems, and much more. This book delivers the nitty-gritty expertise, tools and forms you need to do an outstanding job of deploying client/server, intranet or Internet technology. Don't manage or sponsor a project without it! ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Shallow, disappointing and frustrating
This book had the potential to be great.Instead it falls short of the mark by a wide margin.

Although the book provides a sound framework for developing and deploying solutions, it has a major flaw.Throughout the author raises interesting issues in the form of rhetorical questions, then ... nothing. Quite disapponting.Had the questions been followed by solutions or recommendations, then the book would have both substance and value. Substance by stepping up and providing viable answers and solutions to problems faced when developing and implementing internet solutions.Value by saving us from having to discover the answers on our own, wasting resources along the way.

The whole point of buying a book such as this is to benefit from lessons learned.It is frustrating to realize that the book could have been a valuable resource had the author only taken the time to provide answers to the very questions he raised.

4-0 out of 5 stars Finally a "How-To" book that doesn't read like a textbook!
Finally a "How-To" book that doesn't read like a textbook!Some of us are convinecd that "technology" projects fail half thetime not because "senior management is not supportive", or"the users didn't take it seriously", but rather because thefirst-time (or second-time)project manager has never done anything likethis before.Beginning project managers require training...Why is itthat project managers that fail (and live) are more apt to succeed the nexttime....they learned from their mistakes.Most project management books orcourses for technology projects are real sleepers.The authors usuallywant us to be impressed by their knowledge. Finally, somebody gets it!This book is an entertaining story about an actual project team thatovercomes real challanges to succeed.In the process of making the correctdecisions, you learn why they do what they do. Although it does drag attimes, it's a good read and after years of successful projectimplementations and company mergers, I highly recommend this book forbeginning as well as experienced managers. Well worth the time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Humerous but thought-provoking overview with great breadth
A great read for new project managers, or project managers who have never dealt with deployment. It touched on quite a number of topics I hadn't experienced, some I hadn't considered, and did it with a light, pleasant read instead of a fall-asleep-after-five-pages approach you'd expect.

1-0 out of 5 stars A waste of time and money!
This book gives a (poor) high level overview of project management and very little (worthless)information on Internet/Intranet specific issues.Does not offer value to any level of project manager. The first mention of anything to do with the Internet comes along in chapter 5 and is very weak. ... Read more

31. Setting Up a Linux Intranet Server Visual Black Book: A Complete Visual Guide to Building a LAN Using Linux as the OS
by Hidenori Tsuji, Takashi Watanabe
Paperback: 256 Pages (1999-12-17)
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This book describes how to build a small-scale LAN using Red Hat Linux 6.0 as a server on networked, PC-Unix, and other hardware platforms.It includes well-diagrammed and documented explanations of everything from basic Linux knowledge and how to install and set up Linux as an intranet file server, to managing Linux operations and security. The instructions and explanations are presented in an informatinve, easy-to-follow visual format suitable for both beginners and intermediaate computer users.A topic-related comprehensive glossary and command reference are also included.Amazon.com Review
Heavily visual books have become popular lately, but mainly for elementary subjects. In Setting Up a Linux Intranet Server Visual Black Book, a team of authors and designers brings the picture-intensive approach to Linux. It's a welcome move that simultaneously heralds Linux's improving ease of use and the willingness of the computing mainstream to investigate the operating system.

The authors have hit their subject at precisely the right angle too. By choosing to use the Visual Black Book style on Linux-based intranet servers, they nail the application that's most interesting to the small-office users who are their audience. This book will help the casual network administrator get a Linux machine working as a file, printer, Web, and electronic mail server.

The format relies on illustrating sequential steps with a combination of line drawings, screen shots, and command-line listings. The text that describes what's going on in the steps includes callouts, so there's never any question about what part of the illustration is relevant. The format isn't great for communicating conceptual information, but it will help you accomplish the basic tasks quickly and enable you to look into denser reference on a more solid footing. --David Wall

Topics covered: Building a local area network (LAN) server with Linux (Red Hat Linux 6 appears in the examples), installation, basic command-line operations, users and groups, and heterogeneous networking with information on Samba for Windows and netatalk for Mac OS. Coverage of specific services includes the Apache Web server and electronic mail with sendmail and qpopper. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Network gurus are giants among men-NOT!!!
I think the map metaphor is appropriate here:We want to get to point B; a simple map shows us the way.Does that mean we don't check our oil, inquire about road conditions, ask friends about traffic, etc.?I think not, and this book does NOT tell us to follow blindly.What it does is show that Linux server setup is NOT rocket science, and will get simpler as the distros mature.These self-styled gurus are puzzle phreaks, not problem solvers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best picture book to get Linux/Samba running
I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before getting this book. I needed to get Linux running first, then I'd learn it later. This book works exactly as planned. Pictures step you through getting Samba to work, and I took an old 486 and made it work on our network. Now I've got a box on which I can learn Linux, and it's already useful on my network.

1-0 out of 5 stars The worst book about Linux that I have read to date.
I purchased this book knowing that there is a wealth of quality information available for free about Linux, but I was hoping that this would be a convenient reference documenting a variety of servicesauthoritatively.

Sadly, this book is riddled with an apalling number offactual errors, near constant misleading comments, and nigh-unreadablystrained English. The factual errors for the most part won't get the readerinto trouble right away (though there are some worrying errors), but thisadded to the cookbook approach can provide either a dangerous feeling ofadequacy or a voodoo approach to system administration - "I just didit this way because the book told me to".

I cannot encourage peopleto buy this book; it is very inconsistent in practices, it gives directionswithout rationale, and it gives no pointers to places where adequatedocumentation can be found.

I would give this book negative stars if Icould, as I consider this book harmful to some and useful to none.

1-0 out of 5 stars Technically poor, misleading, poor editing
1) The authors failed to acknowledge the different versions of Windows (Win95/98 & NT) which can have quite different setups.

2) There is no such thing as "Linux has built-in stability and security..."

3) Linux is not "only" a server OS, we use it on desktopeveryday.

4) ...just because computers are connected by a LAN does notclassifies it as an "intranet"

5) TCP/IP is NOT the most commonmethod to network PCs on a LAN -- Ethernet is.

The publisher claims"guarantee" on their technical accuracy. If this is the best theycan do, I'll be very careful buying another Coriolis's book. The authorsfailed to understand what an intranet server really does, the book title ismisleading.

Pros: earn 1 star for pretty pictures, but if you are seriousabout learning Linux this book "won't" give you a good start.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bold, where now computer user manual has gone before
This computer user manual is a visual treasure, full of wealth of hands on, easy to follow, non-nonsense instructions on getting a Linux operating system up and running on a Local Area Network. Functionality, wonderfullydiagramed procedures and ease of use are the strengths of this book. ... Read more

32. Reality ColdFusion: Intranets and Content Management
by Ben Forta
Paperback: 528 Pages (2002-09-25)
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Peachpit's new Reality series extends a very special invitation: join a development team as it works its way through real-world projects from start to finish. In Reality ColdFusion MX: Intranets and Content Management, author Ben Forta and his team take you behind the scenes of intranet design, from the initial planning and brainstorming sessions, all the way through implementation of the final products.

Forta, a ColdFusion expert and evangelist, talks to you as one professional developer to another as he explains design considerations, walks you through the decision-making process, and points out key development challenges and their solutions.His insider approach makes you an active, integral part of the virtual design team, not just a passive reader; he teaches best practices and good design implicitly, by example.Once you're ready to strike out on your own, turn to the companion Web site, which is loaded with full-fledged intranet and e-businessapplications (including a mail client, scheduling program, user directory, content-management system, and threaded discussions) that you can put to work immediately as standalone apps or as an integrated suite of programs. These highly configurable applications save you time and money, letting you start your projects with tested, high-quality code. Reality ColdFusion MX: Intranets and Content Managementis a one-stop resource for intermediate-to-advanced Flash and ColdFusion developers who want to design professional-quality intranets from scratch. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book and great author
This is a great book for cold fusion.Mr. Forta explains this language very well with simple examples.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea! Bad code!
So I'm going throught the book and decide to start in part IV "product requirements". After reading the whole section (several chapters), I decide to install the code on my own CFDev server so that I can see the app I've been reading about in action. Long story short, I can fill a phone book with the errors I've found and recieved.

Sure, I can spend 2 or 3 days going through the code and rewritting the application. But at that point, the book is no longer valid. So while it has been fun to read emails from Teo to the team about how to develop the application, the final product doesn't work.

I've been using ColdFusion for 5 years. I thought that I should point that out.

I haven't tried the other Apps in the book yet. Maybe they work. Maybe they don't!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother Buying This Book
You'll be very disappointed if you buy this book. The code is full of errors and doesn't work. Save your money, look around, and buy something else. You'll be wasting your money on this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real world example at its best.
First.This is not your typical instructional book.Do not purchase this if you are just learning CF.For the advanced user who wants to learn CF project development (pertaining to intranets) grab this book.

I love the concept of this book.Currently my bookshelves are lined with books that give me snippets of code explaining the various tags in CFMX.This book assumes (requires) you know CFML and don't need an explanation of the tags or their attributes.You become part of the development team.As you read this book you will see how this team will build a content management system.Starting from an idea and ending with a working CMS (hopefully) you will learn the "big picture" of CFMX.

With most basic instructional books it can be difficult to see how all your .cfm modules will fit into one grand application.This book will help you.The book is filled with mock notes and memos from the team members discussing requirements and ideas for the CMS.Also the code used is written out for you.The code is divided into small coherent pieces and there are plenty of editorial comments to explain the team's methodology.

If you are looking for code you can cut-and-paste from a CD; look elsewhere.This book is to give you real-world experience coding a project.Simple pasting modules into you CFMX server would not teach you anything.Besides, if all the code for the CMS you are building was placed on a CD, it would be easy to just copy the files onto your intranet and have the worlds cheapest CMS available...

5-0 out of 5 stars Disregard the previous reviewer.

This is not about code... its about real life production experiences. Uniquely original in the genre of computer books. Most computer books, are technical, full with code. This book takes another approach, by selecting five of the most commonly built web apps and guides you through the process, down to the emails the clients send internally. I am half way through the book and have already learned some interesting techniques that utilize coldfusion mx's newest features. Each project is developed in different ways, so the reader gets a good mix of different styles of production and workflow methodolgies.

Great book... once finished going to get the other reality book about flash and coldfusion. ... Read more

33. PCWeek: The Intranet Advantage (An indispensable resources of ideas, procedures, and examples for your Intranet development) Bonus CD-ROM
by Shel Holtz
Paperback: 407 Pages (1996-08)
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Intranets are private Web sites set up inside an organization's firewalls in order to share information with employees. This book will help readers understand what Intranets are and why they are revolutionizing communication within an organization. It will also help them establish and maintain a clear vision of their business objectives. ... Read more

34. Webcasting and Push Technology Strategies: Effective Communications for Intranets and Extranets
by Bohdan O. Szuprowicz
Paperback: 254 Pages (1998-01)
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This new 254-page CTR report provides a management analysis of the emerging webcasting and push technology markets. The report discusses how intranets and extranets are developing into E-commerce infrastructures and how they will benefit from webcasting and push technologies.

How Webcasting and Push Technology Differ

The amount of information available on the Internet is rapidly becoming unmanageable, and manually searching the Web is no longer a productive option.

CTR's new report, Webcasting and Push Technology Strategies: Effective Communications for Intranets and Extranets, discusses how webcasting and push technologies are being used to overcome information overload and provide new possibilities for intranets and extranets.

Webcasting, which is broadcasting over the Web using the Internet protocol (IP), significantly reduces the time required to locate specific information. This emerging technology uses narrowcasting principles to turn the Internet into a personal broadcasting system with individualized programming capabilities.

Push technologies such as PointCast involve the periodic transmission of flat information such as text and graphics. Push is passive from a user's perspective because once scheduled, the information arrives periodically without user intervention. To hear or watch a webcast, by contrast, users must actively tune-in to the Web page where the content is available.

Webcasting Tools, Techniques, and Applications This report assesses the latest webcasting development tools and provides key information on using these tools to implement intranet and extranet applications. The webcasting applications discussed include financial services, trading support systems, competitive intelligence, and multiuser conferencing.

The various forms of Internet data transmission are explored, including unicasting, broadcasting, multicasting, and narrowcasting. Webcasting alternatives such as pure push, selective pull, and distributed push/pull solutions are also detailed.

The report provides case studies of 24 companies that represent a selection of webcasting application categories, including software distribution, hardware support, financial services, and project management. Special attention is given to the recent webcasting ventures of Microsoft and Netscape.

Creating a Webcasting Business Strategy

Intranets and extranets are being used to capture the attention of key employees, business partners, and customers. Through webcasting, information such as company policies, new product introductions, and stock market updates can be broadcast to a specific audience. To fully utilize these technologies, however, companies must first develop an effective webcasting business strategy.

CTR's Webcasting and Push Technology Strategies: Effective Communications for Intranets and Extranets report provides specific suggestions for planning and operating a webcasting application. This advice applies to intranet and extranet implementation of push technology as well as the establishment of webcasting channels for marketing products and services on the Internet.

The report outlines specific choices that must be made with regard to push components, bandwidth availability, multimedia content, intrusiveness, and client software features. The revenue-creating potential and drawbacks of webcasting as a business undertaking are also detailed.

The Business Value of Webcasting

The ability to continuously distribute information is imperative to the success of large organizations. Through webcasting, companies will be able to cut costs and function more efficiently by reducing the bandwidth and time required for employees, business partners, or customers to locate this information. The report will help information technology (IT) personnel do the following: develop a webcasting strategy, search for effective E-commerce solutions, choose and implement appropriate webcasting tools and applications, and understand the benefits of push technology.

Webcasting and Push Technology Strategies: Effective Communications for Intranets and Extranets provides the tools and information necessary to plan, implement, and maintain webcasting and push solutions for the enterprise. ... Read more

35. Intranets:The Hidden Face of the Web
by John Landahl
Kindle Edition: Pages (2003-10-27)
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Intranets (secure private computer networks based on Internet technology for the internal use of organizations), though arguably significant in terms of the amount of traffic they carry and the communications functions they provide, are accorded relatively little fanfare compared to the high-profile public Internet.The historical reasons for this neglect are briefly discussed, along with ways to learn more about intranets. ... Read more

36. Designing the Total Area Network: Intranets, VPNs and Enterprise Networks Explained
by Mark Norris, Steve Pretty
Hardcover: 348 Pages (2000-02-16)
list price: US$150.00 -- used & new: US$14.00
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Offers a clear and concise presentation of the key issues for those involved in the purchase, management, planning and implementation of communication networks.Provides the broad technical understanding required to ask the right questions. DLC: Wide area networks (Computer networks).Amazon.com Review
Mark Norris and Steve Pretty take on a huge subject in Designing the Total Area Network, and they make their task even trickier by aiming to satisfy technical experts as well as their managers. They succeed remarkably well, combining detailed facts about several enterprise-networking technologies with advice on choosing and implementing the ones that best fit a given organization's needs. More importantly, they describe a strategy for approaching big networking jobs. The strategy--suitable for in-house network managers or peripatetic consultants--maximizes network reliability while minimizing expense and making the process as predictable as possible.

Readers won't find much in these pages about specific products--Microsoft Windows 2000, say, or Cisco routers--but they will find out how to identify needs and evaluate solutions. Most helpful are the checklists that help keep the designer from overlooking details at key points in the life cycle of an enterprise network.

Norris and Pretty draw heavily on their experience to point out where problems are likely to occur and how to plan for them. A semifictitious case study walks you through designing and implementing a worldwide network for a bank. Once in a while, a British bias pops up, but the information is valid everywhere. You may want to investigate this book's companion volume, Total Area Networking. It places greater emphasis on technical background information, including networking technologies like Frame Relay and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). --David Wall

Topics covered: A systematic approach to enterprise network design, with emphasis on defining requirements, writing a proposal, deciding on technologies, implementation, and progressive refinement over time. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Distilled experience & expertise
This book takes you through the whole process of building a router network. Each part is explained in detail there are plenty of good illustrations.The final chapter is a major case study.

Practicalexperience is evident throughout the text. I'd be comfortable using thisbook as a guide through any network related project.

Altogether, a goodread with plenty of solid fact to impart. ... Read more

37. Pcweek Intranet and Internet Firewalls Strategies
by Edward Amoroso, Ronald Sharp
 Paperback: 240 Pages (1996-05)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$5.50
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This complete guide shows why you need firewalls and how they work. Master the essential basics of firewalls: configurations, protocol issues, administration and more. By identifying the real threats to your network, you can establish packet filters or application-level gateways before security is breached. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Provides a clear explanation for a non-specialist
This book is built up very logically. It doesn't make any assumptions about prior knowledge of network security issues. In a no-nonsense style all concepts are made clear to the reader. After reading this book you know what firewalls are all about, you have a high-level understanding of how they function, and why and when to apply them. I enjoyed reading this book. ... Read more

38. Javascript: Bringing Application Development and Customization to Intranets and the Internet
by John R. Vacca
Paperback: 559 Pages (1996-11-04)
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JavaScript is a non-programmers version of Java, designed to make developing Internet applications more accessible to noncomputer experts. This book guides readers through the technology behind this powerful tool and explains how to maximize its potential. Since JavaScript complements essentially every publishing and development tool available for the Internet. The author thoroughly discusses how to integrate JavaScript into application development and how it is being used in all of the commercial applications already available.
Perfect for novice and advanced programmers alike, this book clearly and skillfully illustrates how JavaScript can take World Wide Web browsers beyond text and images and into a world of powerful, full-fledged applications that run easily across the Internet as on a local machine.

* A non-programmers comprehensive guide to understanding and using this hot new tool
* Explains how to maximize "JavaScripting" potential by guiding readers step-by-step through the technology of Java and its integration into applications.
* Includes a multi-platform CD-ROM filled with JavaScript freeware and shareware tools, as well as the author's sample applications and demos of commercial products
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1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible book, should be pulled from print.
This book appears to have been rushed through the review process.Chapter 1 contains numerous cases where sample code is repeated instead of showing the output.There are references to appendices, but the book has no appendices.I am in the process of requesting a refund from publisher ... Read more

39. Building Intranets on Nt, Netware, Solaris: An Administrator's Guide
by Morgan Stern, Tom Rasmussen
 Paperback: 805 Pages (1996-12)
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Reap all the benefits of the Internet, with none of the security and access problems, by building an intranet. This comprehensive handbook shows you how to use the TCP/IP set of Internet protocols to create multiplatform-accessible intranets. Now you can design intranets on NetWare, Windows NT, and Unix networks. Cut through the mysteries of TCP/IP configuration. Dozens of tips and techniques show you how to implement inexpensive and efficient intranet solutions. ... Read more

40. Intranet Security: Stories from the Trenches (Sun Microsystems Press)
by Linda McCarthy
Paperback: 260 Pages (1997-09)
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The author blends statistics with real stories about computer security. Discusses and documents importance of a security policy, the impact of organizational politics, and actual transcripts of break-ins. Includes checklists of preventive security measures. Paper. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointment
Written in an annoyingly chatty conversational style, this book tells the same story over and over about how clueless clients set up cyber-shop with no security whatsoever. This book is of no technical value.

5-0 out of 5 stars a "MUST READ" for anyone interested in Security
I have read numerous books about computer/network/internet security and Linda McCarthy's book "Intranet Security" gets 5 stars. She has captured what is important in an easy to read, brief yet descriptive synopsis of where intranet security has been,where it is now and where it will be in the future.

Whether you are just getting started in the security field or have been working in security for 25 years,this book is a MUST READ.

5-0 out of 5 stars Intranet Security
I work for a company that sells Intrusion Detection Systems. After reading Linda's book it really helped me in positioning our products to potential customers. I recommend this book for anyone who is interested in computer security and hacking.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good read
Good examples if Security auditing

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy-to-read high level view of the topic
"Intranet Security : Stories from the Trenches" gives you more than the title promises. It is not only a collection of enlightening case studies, but the author also gives a brief and to-the-point analysis ofeach case. The morals can easily be generalized for networks other thanIntranets. The book does not intend to go into technical details, so anyonewho is interested in network security will find it easy to read. Thechapters are well-structured and the most important messages are repeatedthroughout the book. My experience as an IT consultant shows that theproblems highlighted in the book are common to many organizations, so it isa very useful (though not comprehensive) high level guide for SecurityManagers, Executives and IS Auditors. ... Read more

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