Chapter Four. Prerequisite Infrastructure


Ingredients:

· Internet Service Providers
· A physical network connection
· An IP address
· Network software to use the physical connection
· A name server
· A correctly configured and secure server

Before you can begin cooking you need a well-equipped kitchen. This equipment consists of the appropriate kitchen appliances and utensils.


Table 4-1 Lists of Internet Service Providers


LocationLists of ISPs
http://www.primus.com/providers/ A list of US providers arranged by telephone number area code.
http://sensemedia.com/crisp/crisp A list of providers covering the U.S., Asia, and Australia.
http://www.celestin.com/pocia/index.html A list of 885 providers (Feb. 1996) in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries.
http://www.panix.com/sea/-providr.html A list of providers in New York and the northeastern U.S., but with many pointers to other lists.
http://akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo/
Business/Corporations/
Internet_Access_Providers/
Comprehensive list from Yahoo.



Table 4-2 Types and Characteristics of Internet Connections


Connection TypePeak Speed (1000's of bits per second - Kbps) Type of Connection Payment Structure
Non-dedicated
Modem1.2- 28.8 ManualUsage Based
ISDN56 - 128 AutomaticUsage Based
Dedicated
T11,500 AutomaticFlat Fee
Ethernet10, 000 AutomaticFlat Fee
T345,000 AutomaticFlat Fee
FDDI100,000 AutomaticFlat Fee
ATM155,000 AutomaticFlat Fee



Table 4-3 Further Reading on Internet Connectivity


LocationTopic
http://www.msic.com/enet_info.html Ethernet Information.
http://www.psi.com/orgservices/demand/ The view from a typical Internet provider.
http://www.eff.org/pub/GII_NII/ISDN/ ISDN information, including a tutorial.
http://www.isdn.ocn.com/ Comprehensive site discussing ISDN.
http://www.bsdi.com/white-papers/
becoming-an-isp-kolstad.html
Becoming a service provider and an overview of the business.
http://web.cnam.fr/Network/
Internet-access/how_to_select.html
How to select an Internet provider.


Table 4-4 Where to Register for IP Addresses


Where to RegisterLocation of Internet Server
http://rs.internic.net/rs-internic.html US
http://www.apnic.net/ Asian Pacific region
http://www.ripe.net/ Europe


Table 4-5 Further Reading on IP Addressing


LocationDescription
http://www.wcmh.com/uworld/
archives/95/tutorial/001.html
A tutorial on IP addressing.
http://www.shiva.com/prod/tips/
SHIVA13.TIP.html#HDR3
Another perspective on IP addressing.


Table 4-6 Further Reading on the PPP and SLIP Protocols


LocationDescription
http://www.stokely.com/stokely/
unix.serial.port.resources/
ppp.slip.html#ppp.link
Pointers to software supporting PPP and further information.
http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/
htbin/rfc/rfc1661.html
The official definition of PPP.
http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/
htbin/rfc/rfc1055.html
The official definition of SLIP.


Table 4-7 Further Reading on Internet Connectivity


LocationDescription
http://www.lanl.gov/general-information General information about the Internet.
http://www.racal.com/internet.html Starting point for getting Internet documentation.
http://www-neteng.uchicago.edu/
Docs/terms.html
Glossary of Internet-related terms.
http://www-neteng.uchicago.edu/
Docs/terms.html
Overview of TCP/IP.
gopher://ss1.racal.com/00/
Networking/TCP%20IP%20Admin.txt
Guide to setting up an Internet connection (free).
http://www.sunquest.com/
netsvc/net_eval.html
A randomly selected commercial Internet service consultant.
http://oac3.hsc.uth.tmc.edu/staff/snewton/
tcp-tutorial/sec5.html
A brief tutorial on name serving.
http://titus.is.co.za/dnsrd/ A comprehensive guide to DNS.

BooksDescription
UNIX System Administration Handbook, Second Edition
Authors: Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Scott Seebass, Trent R. Hein
Published: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-151051-7
The "how to" gospel of UNIX administration.
TCP/IP Network Administration
Author: Craig Hunt
Published: 1992

Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN: 0-937175-82-X
A complete guide to the TCP/IP protocol stack.
DNS and BIND
Author: Paul Ablates & Cricket IL
Published: 1992

Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN: 1-56592-010-4
A complete guide to DNS and BIND.


Table 4-8 Further Reading on UNIX Security


LocationDescription
http://geminga.dartmouth.edu/security.html Site and UNIX security by the author of "UNIX System Security - A Guide for Users and Administrators" (see below).
http://www.yahoo.com/
Computers_and_Internet/
Operating_Systems/Unix/Security/
Good pointers to other places.
ftp://cert.org/pub/info/security-doc.txt Site maintained by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), the U.S. organization responsible for overseeing computer security issues.

LocationBooks
http://pantheon.yale.edu/~danu/ce91b.html (review). Title: Practical Unix Security

Authors: Simson Garfinkel and Gene Spafford
Edition: 1991
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0-937175-72-2

http://aw.com/devpress/titles/57030.html (publishers description). Title: Unix System Security
Author: Rik Farrow
Edition: 1991
Publisher: Addison Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-57030-0
http://www.aw.com/cp/curry.html
(publishers description).
Title: Unix System Security - A Guide for Users and System Administrators
Author: David Curry
Edition: 1992
Publisher: Addison Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-56327-4