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Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration by Ryan Faas, Michael Bartosh

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Part III. IP Services

IP services can be generally classified as the basic services on which other services depend. They provide the infrastructure and foundation needed to support client configuration and basic network connectivity, and without them the network would be a much less friendly (and in some cases useless) place. This part of the book examines Apple’s DNS, DHCP, and NAT services along with xinetd , which serves as a server-side infrastructure responsible for maintaining and running several of these services.

Whether Mac OS X Server is the center of your network or must integrate with an existing heterogeneous environment, its implementation is vital to a successful deployment. This section examines administration best practices along with the daemons and configuration mechanisms that work together to ensure consistency and stability of these fundamental services.

Chapters in this part of the book include:

Chapter 10, xinetd
Chapter 11, DNS
Chapter 12, DHCP
Chapter 13, NAT

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