TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols
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Stevens, W. Richard
TCP/IP Illustrated: the protocols/W. Richard Stevens.
p. cm. ” (Addison-Wesley professional computing series)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-201-63346-9 (v.1)
1.TCP/IP (Computer network protocol) I. Title. II. Series.
Copyright 1994 Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.
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Praise for TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols
” Robert A. Ciampa, Network Engineer, Synernetics, division of 3COM
This is sure to be the bible for TCP/IP developers and users. Within minutes of picking up the text, I
encounteredseveral scenarios which had tripped-up both my colleagues and myselfin the past. Stevens reveals many of the mysteries once held tightly by the ever- elusivenetworking gurus. Having been involved in the implementation of TCP/IP for some yearsnow, I consider this by far the finest text to date.
” Steven Baker, Networking Columnist, Unix Review
While all of Stevens' books are readable and technically
excellent, this new opus is awesome. Although many books describe the TCP/IP protocols, Stevens provides a level of depth and real-world detail lacking from the competition. He puts the reader inside TCP/IP using a visual approach and shows the protocols in action.
” Bob Williams, V.P. Marketing, NetManage, Inc.
TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 is an excellent reference for developers, network administrators, or
anyonewho needs to understand TCP/IP technology. TCP/IP Illustrated is comprehensive in its coverage of TCP/IP topics, providing enough details to satisfythe experts while giving enough background and commentaryfor the novice.
” Walter Zintz, UnixWorld
the difference is that Stevens wants to show as well as tell about the protocols. His principal teaching tools are straight-forward
explanations, exercises at the ends of chapters, byte-by-byte diagrams of headers and the like, and listings of actual traffic as examples.
” Peter M. Haverlock, Consultant, IBM TCP/IP Development
Much better than theory only W. Richard Stevens takes a multihost-based configuration and uses it as a travelogue of TCP/IP examples with illustrations. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 is based on practical examples that
reinforcethe theory ” distinguishing this book from others on the subject, and making it both readable and informative.
” Elizabeth Zinkann, Sys Admin
The diagrams he uses are excellent and his writing style is clear and readable. In sum, Stevens has made a complex topic easy to understand. This book merits everyone's attention. Please read it and keep it on your
” Scott Bradner, Consultant, Harvard University OIT/NSD
W. Richard Stevens has produced a fine text and reference work. It is well organized and very clearly written with, as the title suggests, many excellent illustrations exposing the intimate details of the logic and operation of IP, TCP, and the supporting cast of protocols and applications.
To Brian Kernighan and John Wait, for their encouragement, faith, and support over the past 5 years.
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