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Practical TCP/IP: Designing, Using, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networks on Linux and Windows

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Average Customer Rating: 3.86

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: You won't find a better TCP/IP book!
Comment: This is a remarkably comprehensive book - a benchmark by which I measure others.

I studied CompSci about ten years ago and have been working in the industry ever since. Networking was a topic that I wasn't comfortable with from the start antil very recently. Then I saw this book at

I have to say that this text 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 readinf when you can't take any more in. And the second time you read it further develop your knowledge.

Other networking texts are either aimed at the dummest of dummies or at hardcore network software developers. I guess this book works like this: 20% content for newstarters, 50% solid material for intermediate-level readers (final year college, postgrads, junior professionals, anyone with a brain), and 30% for the gods, as well as supplying useful references for further reading.

And yes, "Practical" is an apt title. If you have a Windows box and a UNIX box sitting next to you, you can just about type commands and scripts from the book and witness the result.

Accuracy is superb - written by someone obviously knowledgable in the subject, and able to communicate this knowledge extremely effectively.

And please disregard the critic of WinNT's inclusion over Win2k/XP. There is virtually NO difference of any substance from a TCP/IP perspective between them. In fact the author makes a statement to this effect fairly early on.

Thank you, Mr Mansfield, for scratching a long-enduring itch. Brilliant piece of work - a classic in the making.

Customer Rating: 1
Summary: Relies on outdated Windows NT 4
Comment: I am truly mystified as to the reason why a book published for teaching networking to beginners in 2003 would use Windows NT 4 Server as the network operating software and where Win 2000 and Win XP are mentioned only in passing and relegated mostly to the book's incomplete website (which I had to find through a search engine since the publisher's website for this book does not even make reference to the book's website). So forget about using the trial editions of Windows 2000 or 2003 Server (the latter can be downloaded freely from MS) that comes with most of Microsoft's MCSE books (and some other publishers) available from Amazon. Put off buying this book until the author updates (in a 2nd edition, perhaps) to using the latest software.

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Plain & Simple but VERY POWERFUL
Comment: This book provides a great base knowledge, in the practical understanding of TCP/IP structure. It quickly builds on basic IP addressing concepts, and ties in Subnets, and DNS information very, very well. Thank you for a GREAT book and lifetime reference. One of the books core points that 90 to 95% of networking issues are caused by IP problems, will allow you to solve many of your issues, through focusing on this book.