Practical TCP/IP

Practical TCP/IP : Designing, using & troubleshooting TCP/IP networks on Linux and Windows

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 170 x 233 x 60mm | 1,790g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Second Edition, Second ed.
  • 190686036X
  • 9781906860363
  • 949,883

Back cover copy

Practical TCP/IP is the only book you need to ensure that your networks work. With this book you learn by doing as well as reading. Split into 4 Parts, this book has a unique modular approach that facilitates in-depth and easy learning. The detailed appendices make this a desktop book you cannot be without.

Based on years of practical experience this hands-on book explains the principles of networking, and the TCP/IP protocols in depth. Covering both Linux and Windows, Practical TCP/IP is applicable to just about any network.

Skills you will learnTells you how to build a networkStarts 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 software tools you need to diagnose problems and to understand how your network is operatingExplains why you would want to do things as well as how to do themIncludes practical troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques that you can apply just about everywhere so you can solve problems in your own network and in systems configured by othersAssumes that things may go wrong rather than work first time. So error messages are explained and solutions to problems found. Ties together the various networking components so that the network is viewed as a whole not just disjointed pieces.

After reading this book you end up with a working network, you understand what is happening at a detailed level, the ability to diagnose and fix problems, and to identify bugs in the software you are using.

This book appeals to both beginners and experienced TCP/IP practitioners.
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Table of contents

PART 1 - How and why packets move on the network 0. A quick introduction to TCP/IP 1. The tcpdump packet sniffer - your eyes and ears on the network 2. How packets move on the local wire 3. Basic routing - how packets move from this network to another network connected to it 4. IP addressing and netmasks in detail 5. Routing in detail - controlling how and where packets pass in and out of your networks 6. Routing in practice 7. The DNS - names instead of IP addresses 8 The DNS (2) - how the servers work 9. Troubleshooting the DNS PART 2 - End-user and system applications 10. The TCP protocol; the applications layer and the telnet application 11. E-mail - SMTP and POP3 12. E-mail - MIME, IMAP; other mail systems 13. The ethereal protocol analyzer and ngrep packet sniffer 14. HTTP and the World Wide Web 15. UDP and other protocols 16. DHCP - automating your TCP/IP client management 17. Other applications and their protocols PART 3 - Microsoft Windows (R) Networking on a TCP/IP network 18. MS-Windows Networking - introduction 19. Windows Networking - name resolution 20. Windows Networking - logon and domains 21. Windows Networking - browsing the network 22. Using Windows Networking PART 4 - Connecting to the Internet, and Internet security 23. Connecting your site to the Internet 24. Firewalls 25. Other security services 26. Dial-up networking and PPP 27. VPN - virtual private networking
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Review quote

This book has been touted as the 21st-century upgrade to the classic TCP/IP Illustrated (by Richard W. Stevens), a series which has held a prominent place on the shelves of many a network administrator for the last decade. These are big boots to fill, but Practical TCP/IP does an impressive job. In over 800 pages of well-organized and well-illustrated text, there is no fat, but rather a lean and -- yes -- practical treatment of every major TCP/IP networking concept.A" You won't find a better TCP/IP book!A" Covers TCP/IP and networking in general tremendously. The beginning of each chapter can be read by a newbie/undergraduate very easily, and by the ends of chapters you are treated to rocket science. Just stop reading when you can't take any more in. And the second time you read it further develop your knowledge.A" Accuracy is superb - written by someone obviously knowledgable in the subject, and able to communicate this knowledge extremely effectively.A" It cannot be emphasized enough that this is a hands-on book, not just a paper tiger. The key difference between it and TCP/IP Illustrated is that Practical TCP/IP walks the reader through detailed exercises at every step of the way. It shows real tools in use, making it easy for the beginner and even the experienced reader to learn new techniques quickly and interactively.A" This book is an excellent book for taking your computer networking career from mediocre to top notch. Excellent advice on designing, using and troubleshooting TCP/IP networks.A"
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About Niall Mansfield

Niall Mansfield graduated from Trinity College Dublin, where he studied Physics, and computer modelling and simulation as a postgrad. He founded the European X window system User Group and has been Technical Director of a number of technology companies in Cambridge, England, where he now lives.
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