[clug] Secure net admin

Bryan Kilgallin bryan at netspeed.com.au
Wed Apr 15 06:48:39 MDT 2015

I hereby summarise Book 3 of Doug Lowe's tome "Networking All-in-one For 
Dummies", 4th Edition. Though I looked up terminology, the ten chapters 
seemed readable.


The first subject was the network administrator's duties, abilities and 

Then there were various approaches to security. Which subject hadn't 
been on the syllabus when had I taught information systems in what is 
now Enid Cowan University!

As I had been a single user of OS X, so I was ignorant of the attributes 
of user accounts.

Long ago a TV station had interviewed me about anti-hacker legislation. 
Instead this textbook recommends firewalls and virus protection for a 
Windows network.

I wasn't familiar with virtual private networks (VPNs). And managing 
corporate Windows licenses looked complicated!

Network performance needed tweaking. And failures needed fixing.

There were many varieties of tape backup. As well as business continuity 
to plan and disaster recovery to practise!


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