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Finally, programmers that need to truly understand the TCP/IP protocol suite have a resource to turn to, TCP/IP Illustrated. Instead of merely describing the RFC's, bestselling author Rich Stevens takes an innovative "visual" approach which, combined with his writing style, results in an accessible "understandable" guide to TCP/IP.Amazon.com Review TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols is an excellent text that provides encyclopedic coverage of the TCP/IP protocol suite. What sets this book apart from others on this subject is the fact that the author supplements all of the discussion with data collected via diagnostic programs; thus, it is possible to "watch" the protocols in action in a real situation. Also, the diagnostic tools involved are publicly available; the reader has the opportunity to play along at home. This offers the reader an unparalleled opportunity to really get a feel for the behavior of the protocols in day-to-day operation. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols features clear discussions and well-designed figures. Volume two of this series, TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 2: The Implementation, covers the implementation of TCP/IP. Volume three explores TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the Unix Domain Protocols.
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William Richard (Rich) Stevens (February 5, 1951 – September 1, 1999) was a Northern Rhodesia-born American author of computer science books, in particular books on UNIX and TCP/IP.
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