Windows NT in a Nutshell

Errata for Windows NT in a Nutshell

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page xiii
changed both instances of "ora.com" to "oreilly.com"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1997
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Page 16
#2: changed "TCP/IP hostname of proxy" to "TCP/IP hostname

and port number of proxy"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 17
#3: "clients that can accessed" should be "clients that can

access"

Anonymous   
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Page 21
#3: changed "the commands sent to and from the modem by the

computer" to "the commands sent to and the replies received from the modem by the local computer"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 22
1st #1: changed "[..Playback..]" to "[..Record..]"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 34
#6: The first word should be "Novell" instead of "NetWare"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 35
# 13: changed "TCP/IP protocol" to "TCP/IP protocol suite".

Also changed the description of #18 to read: "Any packet to networks that do not have a known route is sent to the default gateway."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 36
# 26: changed "PROTOCOLS" to "PROTOCOL"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 36
#29: The following sentences were added to this item: "If the

first DNS server is unreachable, the second is tried, and so on. If all three DNS servers are unreachable, the lookup fails."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 37
#35: A close paren was added before the period.

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 46
#24: "[Add Printer-My Computer]" changed to "[Add Printer]"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 54
#5: changed "which partition to boot from" to "which operating

system to boot"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 57
#2: changed "the UPS" to "the UPS service"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 58
3rd paragraph: changed the third sentence to these two

"When you have the local computer selected, you are configuring a service running on the local computer. When you have the domain selected, you are configuring a service running on the PDC."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 59
#3: Changed "Set" to "Display"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 63
#1: changed "WINS" to "DHCP"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 66
under "Disk Administrator": added "(requires NTFS)" to var

list Striping, Striping with parity, and Mirroring. Replaced the 2 sentences following the var list with "All fault tolerance capabilities can be used on NT Workstation and Server, but they can be created only on the Server."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 68
items 3-5: changed "subsequent partitions" to "subsequent

unpartitioned areas." Also changed "before it is recognized by the operating system" to "before it can be used as a boot disk".

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 69
#11: deleted "reads and" from the second sentence

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 69
#12: Replaced the last sentence with this

"If one of the two partitions has failed, breaking the mirror allows you to start using the remaining disk as a replacement."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 70
#25: description now reads: "Set file and directory permissions

and auditing, or take ownership of a file or directory, on the selected drive."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 73
#15: added the word "not" to make "...connection, not the

data." Also, in #25. changed "servers that the information" to "servers if the information"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 80
#1: changed the description to read "View information about a

file. View and edit attributes of the selected file or directory." Also, in item #3, changed the second sentence to read: "If you compress a directory, you will be asked if you wish to compress all files and directories within the selected directory." Finally, in item #5, deleted "three-character"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 84
#17-18: changed #17's title to

Log to File [Properties-Service Properties-Logging-Enable Logging] changed #18's title to: Log Format [Properties-Service Properties-Logging-Enable Logging-Log to File]

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 85
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Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 91
4th paragraph" changed "Network Monitor" to "the SMS version of

Network Monitor"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 95
#14: changed description to: "Store this computer name in the

local address database. You will still have to save the address database to disk to keep the name from being lost upon exiting Network Monitor."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 96
#19: changed "remainder of the packet" to "remainder of the frame"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 96
#27-28: added "(SMS only)" to beginning

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 97
#43: added "(SMS only)" to beginning

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 98
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Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 99
#59: changed "The first 12 bytes of every Ethernet address

contain" to "Every 12-byte Ethernet address contains"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 100
under "Report": "what is going on in other the modes": "the"

should be deleted

Anonymous   
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Page 102
#18: description changed to: "Delete the selected parameter."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 103
Summary, 3rd para.: changed to read "The Workstation version

of RAS allows only one RAS connection at a time, while Server can support up to 256 simultaneous connections."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 109
added "NetBEUI Protocol" to Requires section of "Remoteboot Manager"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 109
#8 now reads: "Take the ownership of selected key."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 110
for pagebreak

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 111
#20: changed "downloaded to" to "downloaded by"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 112
last sentence: "from any NT server" changed to "from any NT

computer"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 116
#2: changed second sentence to "You can start and stop

sharing, and set permissions for sharing, on the selected computer." In #5 and #10, changed "button" to "menu option"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 124
under "22 Properties": replaced the end of the sentence

with "...the list of users is displayed, but not the user-specific fields such as username, full name, or description." under "23 Select Users": changed "(Server and Domain controller only)" to "(Server only)" under "24 View": changed "(Server and Domain controller only)" to "(Server only)"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 125
list items 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31: changed

[Policies-Account-Password Restrictions... to [Policies-Account Policies-Password Restrictions... list items 33 and 34: changed "(Server and DC only)" to "(Server only)"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 128
#18: changed "File-Print" to "File-Print Report"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 128
under "16 Network", "Statistics": changed "Various

system statistics..." to "Various network statistics..."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 136
#16: changed "the local WINS server" to "the administered WINS server"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 137
#28: deleted "-Owner"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 137
list item "29 Select Owner": changed

[Mappings-Show Database] to [Mappings-show Database-Display Options]

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 139
#53: changed "local WINS server" to "administered WINS server"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 144
#5: changed "RASPPTMP" to "RASPPTPM"; also, changed "SLIP is

IP only" to "SLIP is TCP/IP only". Finally, changed "protocols will run over" to "which protocols can run over" in #7

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 145
#12: changed "mutiple" to "multiple"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 148
#5: "cut and paste text" changed to "copy and paste text"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 148
#6: "paste the selection" changed to "Paste the clipboard"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 148
#8 "Click the mouse" changed to "Right-click the mouse"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 150
#6 see p. 148, #5

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 160
2nd #6: deleted the second sentence

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 165
under <hXX>: deleted "CR, which is"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 166
in table, Integer changed to: "A negative or positive whole

number"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 168
table: replaced "endproc" text with "End of procedure. When

used to end procedure main, PPP (or SLIP) will be started."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 182
description of "Options", "/domain": in sentence 1

changed "When run on NT Workstation" to "When run on NT Workstation and on a standalone Server" and in sentence 2, changed "This is the default option for NT Server" to "This is the default option for NT domain controllers" description of "Options", "/lockoutwin:minutes:", changed: "If the lockout threshold is exceeded..." to "If the lockout threshold is reached..."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 185
table: deleted "and release number" from "Software version"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 189
description of "/domain": changed "When run on NT

Workstation" to "When run on NT Workstation and on a standalone Server"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 191
line 4: "Look up the message number" changed to "Look up the

detailed description"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 191
under /domain: "NT Workstation" changed to "NT Workstation and on a

standalone Server"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 197
The Requires section now says "NT Workstation or Server"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 197
under none: description says: "Displays all active shares of

the server service"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 198
The second example incorrectly displays information about the

emp share in response to the command net share C$. The results were changed to read Share name C$ Path C:

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 203
description of "/persistent", end of sentence 1, changed

"reboots" to "subsequent logons". end of sentence 3, changed "at the time of reboot" to "after the last logon of the current user" description of "/user", sentence 2: changed "If a domain name is also supplied, the connection is made in..." to "If a domain name is also supplied, the user has his account in..."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 204
under "Notes", added two new paragraphs

Use an asterisk as a device name to use the next available device name. net use does not display connections to printers that do not use LPT-ports. ("net use" is italicized.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 205
rebroke second line from the bottom so that it hyphenates like

this: "work-station" instead of like this: "works-tation"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1997
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Page 205
description of "/domain" in sentence 1 changed

"When run on NT Workstation" to "When run on NT Workstation and on a standalone Server" and in sentence 2, changed "This is the default for NT Server" to "This is the default for NT domain controllers" description of "/scriptpath": changed "Pathname" to "File name"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 207
next-to-last one-line para.: changed "Display list of

domains" to "Display list of domains and workgroups"; also changed the last one-line para. to read "Display list of computers in domain or workgroup OFFICE"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 215
under Requires: added "for ftp server" to first two items

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 217
text para 1: "E1001" changed to "AMDPCN1"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 218
"DNS nervers" changed to "DNS servers"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 218
The second sentence under "DNS servers" changed to "If the first

DNS server is unreachable, the second is tried, and so on. If all three DNS servers are unreachable, the lookup fails."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 219
the entry for "Lease expires" now reads "Time and date when

this IP address will expire (only if there is no further communication with the DHCP server." The sentence "Release current IP address from DHCP-enabled computer:" plus the code examples that follow (bottom of 219 and top of 220) were moved to p.218 just before the "Field Description" section. That is, the examples are now the last two in the "Examples" section that begins on p. 216 and runs through 218.

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 221
under -d: "contains the file being printed" changed to "contains

the data being printed"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 223
examples "winnt35" changed to "winnt"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 227
Notes: "TCP connections on local host" changed to "TCP ports on

local hosts"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 229
under "timeout" added two new sentences at the end

"If the local computer does not receive an answer within that time, it will send the query again and wait twice as long for a reply. The option retry sets the number of queries that will be made." ("retry" is italicized.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 231
target-list: changed entry to

target Computer or gateway whose connectivity you want to test.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 231
Under -l: changed "64 bytes" to "32 bytes" and "8192 bytes"

to "65527 bytes". Finally, under -i, changed "245" to "128".

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 236
Notes: removed extra "the" from final note

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 238
port: "<windows root>" changed to "<system root>"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 239
hostname: changed "to which you are trying to connect" to "to

or from which you want to transfer the file"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 240
-d: changed "hostnames into IP addresses" to "IP addresses

into hostnames"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 243
under /next: "default to the next occurrence of the current

date" changed to "defaults to the current dateday of month"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 243
description of "command", last sentence, changed

"...if it contains spaces" to "...if it contains options that could be mistaken for options to the at command" last code line: changed "cmd" to "cmd /c"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 244
attrib: removed references to changing directory attributes

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 244
lines 3 and 4 of code: changed "cmd" to "cmd /c"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 247
under "backup" deleted "GUI equivalents" section

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 251
under /nametable: added this sentence: "This option seems to be

invalid. It is contained in the NT help system but does not work."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 251
under "Options" changed "/t fb" to "/t:fb"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 252
under -y[E], the last sentence changed to: "If you want to monitor

the performance of single disks within a stripe set, use the E flag."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 255
line 2 of code: changed "cmd" to "cmd /c"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 259
under /b: changed the last sentence to read: "The help file

indicates that /b requires the /s option, but this is apparently not true."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 263
session-name: changed description to "Name of the phonebook

entry to dial"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 271
under "List mode": "the to the": delete the first "the"

Anonymous   
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Page 282
added to the end of the last sentence: ", unless you use IP

addresses"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 285
under Metric: changed "gateway" to "destination network"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 287
"NetBIOS over TCP/IP" section, para. 2: changed "never leave" to

"usually do not leave"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 288
end of 1st para.: "printer or file" changed to "printer or shared

directory"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 289
longest paragraph: "Once you start connecting to other networks

via routers, broadcasts never leave the local network" changed to "Broadcasts usually do not leave the local network"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 290
line 5: "server" is misspelled as "sever"

Anonymous   
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Page 290
replaced "For Windows 3.11..." sentence and example text with

For Windows for Workgroups computers, edit the SYSTEM.INI file and add the following line to the [Network] section: MaintainServerList=no

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1997
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Page 291
1st para.: "NT can made" should be "NT can be made"

Anonymous   
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Page 291
under NTHQ: the last sentence now reads: "Run MAKEDISK.BAT in

the SUPPORT/HQTOOL subdirectory of the NT CDROM to generate the NTHQ boot floppy."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 292
near bottom of page, "click" changed to "right-click"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 297
swapped items 5 & 8

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 298
1st header: fixed spelling of "Multiprotocol"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 308
The last sentence of the paragraph beginning with "The

#INCLUDE..." now reads: "The computer name following the #INCLUDE keyword must be defined earlier in the LMHOST file in order for it to be preloaded."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 312
table: MS DHCP Server: description now reads: "Offers IP

configuration information to TCP/IP clients which send DHCP queries."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 313
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Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 314
table: Backup description changed to: "Backup and restore data to

and from tape devices."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 319
domain, TCP/IP: changed "www.oreilly.com" to "oreilly.com"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 319
DWORD: changed "It is four" to "It is displayed as four"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 319
DWORD: "hexidecimal" changed to "hexadecimal"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 320
Gopher: "Predecessor to the World Wide Web" changed to

"Predecessor of HTTP"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 320
icmp: second sentence changed to: "Used by the commands ping

and tracert to find and isolate network problems."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 321
mac: "decode packets" changed to "decode frames"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 323
push/pull partner description changed to: "In WINS, servers

that can exchange computer names and addresses."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 323
RAID: entry changed to "Technologies for combining multiple

disk drive into a larger virtual drive to improve performance or enable fault tolerance."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 326
UNC: Added this sentence before "For example:" "A UNC path may

also contain directory name(s) and a file name."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
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Page 349
added the following to the end of the last para

Whenever possible, our books use RepKover (tm), a durable and flexible lay-flat binding. If the page count exceeds RepKover's limit, perfect binding is used.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1997