Internetworking with TCP/IP: principles, protocols, and architecture

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Prentice Hall, 1988 - Computers - 382 pages
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The book for describing the protocols for the Internet network used widely around the country by such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, and NASA.

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Less a review than a trip down memory lane.
Back at the dawn of time, around 1990, if you wanted to know how TCP/IP worked you got Comer ("Internetworking with TCP/IP"). If you wanted to know what
to do with it you got Stevens ("Unix Network Programming"). Period. That's all there was; that was enough.
In 1991 at Networld/Interop, if you popped for the full deal, you got mini-classes tossed in. I took 2 days of TCP/IP programming in C from Dick Stevens and two days of how TCP/IP works from Doug Comer. Therein lies the foundation of my fortune.


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DOUGLAS COMER is a professor at Purdue University where he teaches popular computer networking courses. He also teaches hundreds of professionals and diverse audiences around the world each year about he Internet. He has written a widely acclaimed and extremely popular series of books on networking and the Internet. He was one of the researchers who contributed to the formation of the Internet in the late 1970s and 1980s. He has served on the Internet Architecture Board, the group responsible for guiding development of the Internet, and is a Fellow of the ACM. He wrote this book in response to everyone who has asked him for an explanation of the Internet that is both technically correct and easily understood.

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