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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Administrator's Companion, 2nd Edition by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 16. Understanding TCP/IP

The protocol wars have ended, and TCP/IP is the winner. After years of proprietary protocols vying for popularity, TCP/IP has emerged as the only protocol needed by most networks. Every modern computer supports TCP/IP, as do a growing number of other devices such as printers, network appliances, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and cell phones. Additionally, Novell NetWare, Microsoft Windows, and Apple Mac operating systems have been using TCP/IP as their preferred network protocol for some time now.

Although the basics of setting up TCP/IP on a server are covered in Chapter 7, in this chapter we cover ...

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