On April 30, 2007, I completed initial work on the Fourth Edition
of my "Beginner's Guide to BorderManager 3.x." This book is available
now, in beta form.
The newest version replaces the Third Edition of the book, and includes extensive information on BorderManager 3.9, as well as some updates for previous versions of BorderManager. All versions on BorderManager from 3.0 through 3.9 are covered in this book.
The Fourth Edition (beta 1) is 1573 pages long, an increase of about 350 pages over the Third Edition. Much of the added length is due to showing all of the configuration menus for BorderManager 3.9 in the new iManager interface. BorderManager 3.9 differs from previous versions in that you must use iManager to administer Proxy Services and Access Rules, as well as VPN. NWAdmin can no longer be used to manage BorderManager with version 3.9.
If you purchase a beta version of any of my books, you will get the final version for free. Each customer will be sent an email notice when the final revision is released, so that they can download it immediately. If you do not receive the notification email, you can contact me via email and I will get you a download link.
Understanding and Configuring Novell BorderManager, versions 3.0, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9
Novell Support Connection Sysop
Fourth Edition, Beta 1
April 30, 2007
The Table of Contents for
this 1573 page book can be seen by downloading a PDF file at
this link, and it will give you a good idea of
what the book covers.
A list of current significant corrections to the book since its release can be found at this link.
You can purchase this book by clicking here. The price is $64.95.
Please note that due to the size of the book, and a
shopping cart limitation on file size, I had to split the book into two
parts for downloading. When you buy this book, you will receive a single email from
1shoppingcart.com that contains a URL to download a 7Mb file from the shopping
cart company's web site. Unzip the file you download. That file contains a README2.HTML page that
has a link to the second (larger) part of the download. You must then download that second (54Mb)
file, and put both the 7mb (.EXE file) and the 54mb (.ZIP) sections into the same directory.
Next unzip the 54MB file, which should result in you getting 8 .RAR files. Then, if using Windows,
you can run the EXE file to self extract the books.
You can also buy a book bundle of this book and my BorderManager Filtering book
at the same time for a $5 discount. Scroll down the page to see the Book
Bundle ordering link.
This book is highly recommended by Novell Consulting! (In fact, the BorderManager engineering team told me at BrainShare that they used the book to train on when they joined the BorderManager development team).
This 1573 page book is extremely example driven, showing how to
set up and configure Virtual Private Networking, IP Gateway, and all of the
proxy services and access rules with screenshots of the settings, and
explanations of the concepts involved. A chapter is included that shows how to
install and configure iManager on a Windows PC in order to configure the
BorderManager 3.8 VPN.
New examples on configuring Novell Audit, Session Failover, CLNTRUST on Linux, and a start on the Novell VPN Client for Linux have been added. (The beta version example will be enhanced when the final version is released). The section on clustering BorderManager has been significantly enhanced. Additional troubleshooting answers have been added, and as the book goes from beta to final release, I intend to add more information specific to BorderManager 3.9 issues.
The book begins with chapters covering basic concepts of TCP/IP routing and packet filtering, along with explanations of how to install, upgrade and patch BorderManager 3.0, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. The initial configuration of the NetWare server itself, as well as BorderManager is covered. A number of typical BorderManager implementation scenarios are shown in diagrams, along with explanations of how those implementations are applied.
After covering basic installation tasks, the book covers the initial implementation of BorderManager options, then covers all of the proxies, IP Gateway and both old and new Site-to-Site and Client-to-Site VPN. Logging data, viewing log data and exporting log data is covered, including an example of using both BRDSTATS and RTMonitor to analyze Common Log files.
An extensive chapter on Access Rules is provided, showing implementation of access rules for proxies and Client-to-Site VPN to control both inbound and outbound traffic. Examples show how to set up access rules, including SurfControl, N2H2 and LinkWall rules, and time restrictions.
Another pair of extensive chapters on configuring BorderManager 3.8 and 3.9 VPN is included, and a troubleshooting section just for BorderManager 3.8/3.9 VPN issues is included in the Troubleshooting Chapter. The Site-to-Site VPN chapter contains examples of using a non-Novell VPN server (Linksys router) as a VPN member connecting to a BorderManager 3.8 VPN server. A new section has been added giving a complete example of setting up the new BorderManager 3.9 Pre-Shared Key Site-Site VPN, including changing it to certificate mode.
Alternatives to several of the proxies are shown, using filter exceptions and dynamic NAT to provide capability for DNS, email and NNTP without relying on BorderManager proxies. Proxy examples are given for iManager and Novell Remote Manager.
A troubleshooting section as well as a number of miscellaneous tips are added at the end of the book.
This book does not cover RADIUS or NIAS shared modem pooling.
This book also does not cover packet filtering in depth - that task is covered by the book "Novell BorderManager: A Beginner's Guide to Configuring Filter Exceptions", available at http://www.craigjconsulting.com/filtbook.html.
This new book by Craig Johnson, Novell Support Connection SysOp, covers almost all aspects of understanding and configuring Novell BorderManager, versions 3.0 through 3.9, including the BorderManager 3.8 and 3.9 IKE-base VPN configuration. This book is available only in electronic format here.
You can also buy a book bundle of this book and my BorderManager Filtering book at the same time for a $5 discount. Scroll down the page to see the Book Bundle ordering link.
This book can be purchased online here by using a secure shopping
cart system and a credit card. You can also purchase a copy by emailing Craig
Johnson Consulting at cjcsales2 "@" craigjconsulting "dot" com, providing a purchase order number
and paying by check (much slower).
By purchasing online with a credit card, you can download a copy the same day you order it!
Note: This book is NOT included with BorderManager 3.9. A 'Lite' version is included on the BorderManager 3.9 CD, which has about 160 pages of basic information, and is aimed only at getting BorderManager 3.9 installed and running with HTTP Proxy. The Fourth Edition, Revision 1 of this book is 1573 pages long.
Want to buy the Beginner's Guide to Configuring Filter Exceptions AND the Beginner's Guide to BorderManager 3.x book at the same time?
Please note that due to the size of the book bundle, and a
shopping cart limitation on file size, I had to split the bundle into two
parts for downloading. When you buy this book bundle, you will receive a
single email from 1shoppingcart.com that contains a URL to download a 7Mb file
from the shopping cart company's web site. Unzip the file you download. That
file contains a README2.HTML page that has a link to the second (larger) part
of the download. You must then download that second (54Mb) file, and put both
the 7mb (.EXE file) and the 54mb (.ZIP) sections into the same directory.
Next unzip the 54MB file, which should result in you getting 8 .RAR files.
Then, if using Windows, you can run the EXE file to self extract the books.
"Don't be fooled by the title; this isn't just for beginners!
This is Craig's in-progress follow up to his 1999 masterpiece, Novell
BorderManager: A Beginner's Guide to Configuring Filter Exceptions. Both books
are essential reading and field references for anyone who works with
BorderManager. I recommend them to customers on every BM engagement."
Novell BorderManager Product Manager
"Craig has really captured the essence of all that you can do with BorderManager, in addition to the whys, whens and hows. If you've spent your networking career immersed in IPX and LANS, and suddenly find yourself with the daunting task of interfacing to the rest of the world using IP, this book is for you. Coupled with his previous book on filters, you will be armed with all the information you need to create a first class, infinitely usable and very secure presence on the Internet."
Sue Lange, CNE, MCNE
Network Control Manager
"The first time I installed BorderManager 3.5 on NetWare 4.11 in my test lab, and it took me 3 days off and on to get it working properly with filters and VPN and such. I just did the same install in less than 6 hrs with the help of this book This is great!"
"BTW, your books are great. They have helped me get from ground zero to a BorderManager server that does what I want it to do. Thanks....."
"Just downloaded the book today. Wanted to let you know that I'm even more impressed than I was with the Filter Configuration book! This is really good reading and you've done a wonderful job laying things out. I'm certain that I'll learn everything I need to properly tune BorderManager. Thanks!!!"
Jason Rogers, Network Administrator
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