Practical TCP/IP and Ethernet Networking for Industry


  • Deon Reynders, Pr Eng, BSc (ElecEng) (Hons), MBA, Senior Staff Engineer, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
  • Edwin Wright, MIPENZ, BSc (Hons), BSc (Elec Eng), Senior Staff Engineer for IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is the suite of communications protocols used to connect hosts on the Internet. TCP/IP uses several protocols, the two main ones being TCP and IP. TCP/IP is built into the UNIX operating system and is used by the Internet, making it the de facto standard for transmitting data over networks. The TCP/IP suite of protocols has become a dominant technology due to its widespread use and reliability, while Ethernet is fast becoming a de facto industrial networking standard.
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Control and Instrumentation Engineers; Industrial system integrators; Students taking electronics or computing degree courses; Electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers and technicians wishing to understand the essentials of Ethernet and TCP/IP networking.


Book information

  • Published: August 2003
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5806-5

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction to Communications; Networking Fundamentals; Ethernet Networks; Fast and Gigabit Ethernet Systems; Introduction to TCP/IP; Internet Layer Protocols; Host to Host Layer Protocols; Application Layer Protocols; TCP/IP Utilities; LAN System Components; The Internet; Internet Access; The Internet for Communications; Security Considerations; Process Automation; Installing and Troubleshooting TCP/IP; Satellites and TCP/IP.