The Internet and Its Protocols
A Comparative Approach
The view presented in The Internet and Its Protocols is at once broad and deep. It covers all the common protocols and how they combine to create the Internet in its totality. More importantly, it describes each one completely, examining the requirements it addresses and the exact means by which it does its job. These descriptions include message flows, full message formats, and message exchanges for normal and error operation. They are supported by numerous diagrams and tables.This book's comparative approach gives you something more valuable: insight into the decisions you face as you build and maintain your network, network device, or network application. Author Adrian Farrelâs experience and advice will dramatically smooth your path as you work to offer improved performance and a wider range of services.
Networking professionals, i.e., applications programmers, hardware/software developers, systems testers, network managers and network operators