[lug] Holy Grail Book Recommendations

siegfried siegfried at heintze.com
Fri Jan 12 10:12:18 MST 2007

You say there is a free softcopy available?

Hmmm... I just went to the web site below hoping to find a free version of
the book on line. It looks like you have to pay for the hardcopy first,
however. Is this correct?

-----Original Message-----
From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us]
On Behalf Of Ken MacFerrin
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:44 PM
To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List
Subject: Re: [lug] Holy Grail Book Recommendations

Ted Logan wrote:
> On 1/11/07, Chip Atkinson <chip at pupman.com> wrote:
>> TCP/IP Illustrated, volume 1, by Stevens.  Not linux necessarily, but
>> after you read it, you know *how* the protocols work which gives you a
>> tremendous leg up in debugging all sorts of thigns from name servers,
>> web,
>> dhcp, etc.
> I love my copy of _TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1_, but due to its age,
> its coverage of newer protocols is lacking. It covers BOOTP instead of
> DHCP, and doesn't cover HTTP or SSH. I'm sure I could come up with
> more examples if I tried. (Although HTTP is the super-protocol that
> subsumed most other interesting protocols.) Does a book of the same
> caliber exist that covers newer protocos?

The TCP/IP Guide (http://www.tcpipguide.com/buybook.htm) is a good one
that covers everything from gopher to IPv6 and mobile IP.  As an added
bonus you can also download it free online, but at 1400+ pages it's much
less painful in print.
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