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TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols

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More than 162,000 networking professionals have relied on W. Richard Stevens' classic TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 to gain the detailed understanding of TCP/IP they need to be effective. Now, the world's leading TCP/IP best-seller has been thoroughly updated to reflect a new generation of TCP/IP-based networking technologies. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, Second Edition do ...more
Hardcover, 2nd, 1017 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published February 28th 2009)
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May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read it straight-through like a novel, so it's highly inappropriate to "review" it, but below are a few things I want to remember. If you're looking for a comment on the book's quality, note that the the end-of-chapter summaries are gems. Truly, it is hard to overstate what succinct punches these summaries throw.

Section 1.2.1 ("Layering") discusses the seven-layer OSI model, while acknowledging that the TCP/IP model won some heated debates in the 70s. Section 1.3.1 ("The ARPANET Reference Mode
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
OK, this one ISN'T a page turner. I don't think most of us will be surprised. It's a little dated. I read sections of the prior edition a very long time ago. The fundamentals are still there and important. I learned a few things, and got clarity on others. I don't think this will make great party conversation, but that wasn't the point. Wasn't too much help with the CCIE Routing & Switching, Version 5.1 written exam, but still glad I read it. ...more
James Gan
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book about TCP/IP protocol. Though a little bit outdated, it remains the best book for people to understand the fundamental of Internet protocol
André Santos
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really interesting and full of depth. This book needs to be re-read every few years.
Vasil Kolev
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the updated edition of the original TCP/IP Illustrated vol. 1, which was the definitive book on tcp/ip networks for about 10-15 years.

The new edition has a lot of the new stuff that has shown up in the meantime - ipv6, dnssec and other cryptographic protocols, dhcp, etc.. There are also small sub-chapters on security for each chapter.

The security chapters are very small, not very informative and even look misleading some times. Some mechanisms (like syncookies) have actually become the s
Rohit Gupta
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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The best reference book for the TCP protocol. You can never go wrong with this book. The history of development of the internet and the protocol is an interesting read.
It unearths the long lost concepts which you forgot. It is right there with the Wireshark Series by Laura Chapell.
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