- Series: Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series
- Hardcover: 1056 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (November 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321336313
- ISBN-13: 978-0321336316
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series) 2nd Edition
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"What makes this book unique, in my estimation, is the level of detail and attention to history. It provides background and a sense for the ways in which solutions to networking problems have evolved. It is relentless in its effort to achieve precision and to expose remaining problem areas. For an engineer determined to refine and secure Internet operation or to explore alternative solutions to persistent problems, the insights provided by this book will be invaluable. The authors deserve credit for a thorough rendering of the technology of today’s Internet."
Praise for the First Edition of TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols . . .
“This is sure to be the bible for TCP/IP developers and users. Within minutes of picking up the text, I encountered several scenarios that had tripped up both my colleagues and myself in the past. Stevens reveals many of the mysteries once held tightly by the ever-elusive networking gurus. Having been involved in the implementation of TCP/IP for some years now, I consider this by far the finest text to date.”
—Robert A. Ciampa, network engineer, Synernetics, division of 3COM
“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.”
—Steven Baker, networking columnist, Unix Review
“TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, is an excellent reference for developers, network administrators, or anyone who needs to understand TCP/IP technology. TCP/IP Illustrated is comprehensive in its coverage of TCP/IP topics, providing enough details to satisfy the experts while giving enough background and commentary for the novice.”
—Bob Williams, vice president, Marketing, NetManage, Inc.
“. . . [T]he difference is that Stevens wants to show as well as tell about the protocols. His principal teaching tools are straightforward explanations, exercises at the ends of chapters, byte-by-byte diagrams of headers and the like, and listings of actual traffic as examples.”
—Walter Zintz, UnixWorld
“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 reinforce the theory—distinguishing this book from others on the subject, and making it both readable and informative.”
—Peter M. Haverlock, consultant, IBM TCP/IP Development
“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 bookshelf.”
—Elizabeth Zinkann, sys admin
“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.”
—Scott Bradner, consultant, Harvard University OIT/NSD
About the Author
Kevin R. Fall, Ph.D., has worked with TCP/IP for more than twenty-five years, and served on the Internet Architecture Board. He co-chairs the Internet Research Task Force’s Delay Tolerant Networking Research Group (DTNRG), which explores networking in extreme and performance-challenged environments. He is an IEEE Fellow.
W. Richard Stevens, Ph.D. (1951-1999), was the pioneering author who taught a generation of network professionals the TCP/IP skills they’ve used to make the Internet central to everyday life. His best-selling books included all three volumes of TCP/IP Illustrated (Addison-Wesley), as well as UNIX Network Programming (Prentice Hall).
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It's definitely not an easy read and seems like they are focused way more on quantity and not quality. It just seems like they could have explained things in a much better (and probably shorter) way.
It works for finding the topics that my instructor references and then getting a slight grasp on that idea, but I don't expect to truly understand anything in the book just from reading it.
The new author is just a knowledgeable as Steven and the material in the book is needed for today's networking. I would tend to shy away from the first edition and buy this one instead.
The TCP/IP book is very practical. It starts off with history, and then immediately jumps into details. Linux commands as well as wireshark screen captures are used to illustrate packet formats and details. TCP is explained in gory details with all of the state transition diagrams. This will be a valuable first book to students, researchers and anyone interested in knowing the fundamentals of Internet as we know of today. This will be a very valuable collectible 100 years down the road when people will see the esarly beginnings of Internet and its core protocols.
Second edition may not be so well written and clear as other Steven's books but is up to date and I appreciate that.
Highly recommended for anyone working (seriously) with TCP/IP.
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