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|