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Networking Bible [Kindle Edition]

Barrie Sosinsky
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Book Description

Everything you need to set up and maintain large or small networks

Barrie Sosinsky

Networking Bible

Create a secure network for home or enterprise

Learn basic building blocks and standards

Set up for broadcasting, streaming, and more

The book you need to succeed!

Your A-Z guide to networking essentials

Whether you're setting up a global infrastructure or just networking two computers at home, understanding of every part of the process is crucial to the ultimate success of your system. This comprehensive book is your complete, step-by-step guide to networking—from different architectures and hardware to security, diagnostics, Web services, and much more. Packed with practical, professional techniques and the very latest information, this is the go-to resource you need to succeed.

  • Demystify the basics: network stacks, bus architectures, mapping, and bandwidth

  • Get up to speed on servers, interfaces, routers, and other necessary hardware

  • Explore LANs, WANs, Wi-Fi, TCP/IP, and other types of networks

  • Set up domains, directory services, file services, caching, and mail protocols

  • Enable broadcasting, multicasting, and streaming media

  • Deploy VPNs, firewalls, encryption, and other security methods

  • Perform diagnostics and troubleshoot your systems



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About the Author

Barrie Sosinsky, PhD is Chief Analyst and Founder of the Sosinsky Group, a consulting group focusing on network system design, database design, and application development and testing. He has written or contributed to over 35 technical books and 500 articles and is the founding editor of Storage Update newsletter.


Product Details

  • File Size: 14262 KB
  • Print Length: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 19, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002N31PMY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Networking by B.Sosinsky October 1, 2009
Format:Paperback
Very Readable, Outstanding Book

This book was a very pleasant surprise, it is both easy to understand and contains a lot of in depth information on topics that interested me. Contained in this book are the introductory topics such as architecture and topologies that you need to understand modern networking, presented along with examples that extend the concepts to current networking designs.

Among the chapters I liked the most were the ones on network discovery and mapping, bandwidth and throughput, and particularly the one on modern routing. Each of these chapters not only explains the underlying theory involved, but shows how the industry applies the different technologies to make modern networking possible. Signaling theory, sampling, multiplexing, traffic engineering, and other complex topics were introduced in a way that made me feel that I finally understood them for the first time. The discussion wasn't dumbed down, but started at an introductory level and proceeded to very advanced treatments. I think it is a testament to the quality of the writing that the author's approach worked so well.

The first part of the book is on theory, the second on hardware, and the third part is on system types. Hardware is presented on a practical level with enough theory to be able to understand how the hardware is deployed. I like the discussion of what a network interface is quite a lot. It's nice to find topics such as home networking, peer-to-peer networks, personal LANs, LANs, WANs, WiFi, SANs, and high performance networking discussed and containing up-to-date information. There are presentations on topics such as The Onion Router (TOR) network, torrents, and many other topics that I haven't seen in any other networking book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Networking Bible -- Something for Everyone September 27, 2009
Format:Paperback
In college, I took some "Graduate Level" courses. One was on networking. We went in detail to "old and crusty" junk like the Aloha protocol (useful only for historic reasons, now) and other arcane junk. Then I got a hold of Barrie's new book. And what I love about it is that all the information is practical and up to date about MODERN NETWORKING. Yes, there's some history now and again, but then we rocket up to practical modern networking. Yes, you'll get your "subnetting" formulas in this book, but there's also a lot more to networking than just that stuff. Think bigger, like Barrie has, and you'll learn about other kinds of networking you might not immediately think about; like Storage Networking (great for someone like me, who doesn't dabble in that too much, but might need to someday), the underlying protocols for mail transport, streaming media, telephony/VOIP and more. Networking is a big place, and Barrie brings it to you. If you need a good overall book with various networking types and examples, check it out. This book has something for everyone.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete filler June 17, 2010
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Format:Paperback
I have never seen a book this big that brushed over so many topics in my life. In chapter 28 "Firewalls, Gateways and Proxy servers" there is 1 paragraph about gateways and it contains maybe 300 words. That is typical of the entire book. Almost NO applications ie: instructions on how to actually DO anything. I've seen dictionaries that are not about networking that have more real world information on how to get a network up and actually running.

If there is a networking topic that you need to know about in order to get something to actually function... use Yahoo or Google and trust the 15 year old kids in the forum posts you find. They have alot more applicable knowledge than this book. Sure, they might not be able to quote the 300+ pages worth of "How rj45 cables are manufactured" or the 200+ pages of "How the IEEE decided upon this protocol" that this book has in it. But, they will help you to get your network up. If that's not enough then browse the handbook at [...] or look through any major operating system's online man pages.

How can the author and publisher of this not be ashamed??? The other reviews I have read here MUST have come from people inside either the publishing company or they are friends of the author. Period. If you enjoy having a question that needs answered and searching and searching and searching... only to find that the subject is actually in the book BUT none of it is usable... then by all means get this book. If you don't believe me then, again, by all means get this book. If you want to waste alot of money on fluff and filler, a paperweight... then get this book.

I am more than dissatisfied. I feel totally let down and basically robbed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for an important topic October 25, 2009
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book on a huge topic. Networking is so vast someone could write 10,000 pages and not cover what they need to, yet an impressive amount of ground is covered here. Find out how to block spyware with HOSTS, how to configure TCP/IP, or how ARP fits into the stack. There's a fascinating discussion in chapter 11 on hybrid peer-to-peer networking that develops from the early Napster model to BitTorrent protocols and ends at The Pirate Bay. It's sections like these that make this book not only useful, but a pleasure to read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Oh god, too much info
I thought I wanted to get down to the fine detail of networking. No, I did not. They go over electrical propagation, signal theory, and far more calculus and other math than I'd... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars in one word:the bible, as it is A-Z
covers all aspects of the theme.
Functional quick refference for everybody doing any research od documenting
computer networks. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Vladimir Stanojevic
3.0 out of 5 stars Oddly unsatisfying
This book has a lot of technical information in it, and is fairly readable. Yet I found it mostly unhelpful in setting up my home network, as there is little hands-on information. Read more
Published on November 9, 2012 by R. Albrecht
3.0 out of 5 stars From a Bible I would expect more
The book is not bad, but from a Bible I would expect more. Some topics are explained well, but many other very important topics are described on a very high level, without enough... Read more
Published on January 2, 2012 by Mark Lutinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Networking Bible is a "must-have"
You need to have this book in your library if you want to be current on all new networking technologies. Read more
Published on May 12, 2011 by Marco
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly complete ... as a reference
Not a cover-to-cover read. Of course, at the rate the field is changing, look for new editions every couple of years
Published on October 28, 2010 by L. Hassell
3.0 out of 5 stars not the best
This book is just ok. It's not carefully written. It repeats itself. They need to clean out the material about old fashioned networks and focus on the more modern networks.
Published on March 20, 2010 by M. Cerkovnik
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