Practical TCP/IP is the only book you need to ensure that your networks work. It's a hands-on book based on years of practical experience. As well as explaining the principles of networking and TCP/IP protocols, it shows you how to use them too. Covering both Linux and Windows, Practical TCP/IP is applicable to just about any network.
This book has a unique modular approach that facilitates in-depth and easy learning. The many detailed appendices make this a long-term reference book you cannot be without.
Skills you will learn:
- Tells you how to build a network. Unusually, the book also explains not just how to do things on your network, but why, and how the various components interact.
- Starts with a simple two-machine network and goes onto a full network connected to the Internet with a firewall and internal routers, and DNS and e-mail servers.
- Explains the free software tools you need to diagnose problems and to understand how your network is operating.
- Assumes that things will go wrong -- nothing ever works first time! Error messages are explained and solutions provided for problems you'll meet.
- Includes practical troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques that you can apply just about everywhere, enabling you to solve problems in your own network and in systems configured by others.
- Ties together the various networking components so that the network is viewed as a whole, not just disjointed pieces.
- Explains the why as well as the how to of network configuration.