TCP/IP books: any recommendations?

katachikatachi Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
I've got enough TCP/IP knowledge to pass ICND1, but it's just a general overview of the protocols. I want to learn more.

Aside from reading the RFCs, could people suggest any good books for deeply understanding the protocol and its interactions on networks. I'm particularly interested in any books that also focus on the protocol(s) in a security context.

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  • jason_lundejason_lunde Member Posts: 567
    You've been "Doyled"
  • blackninjablackninja Member Posts: 385
    You've been "Doyled"

    I am missing something?
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
  • blackninjablackninja Member Posts: 385
    dynamik wrote: »


    "I see", said the blind man :)
    Currently studying:
    CCIE R&S - using INE workbooks & videos

    Currently reading:
    Everything. Twice ;)
  • UnixGeekUnixGeek Member Posts: 151
    Doyle's books are good. I was also very impressed with TCP/IP Illustrated. It was written back in 1994 though, so don't count on IPv6 coverage. icon_lol.gif
  • jason_lundejason_lunde Member Posts: 567
    Routing TCP/IP (both volumes) are very in-depth on all of the protocols. I have found these books to be most beneficial by supplementing the other materials that I am using. I like to watch like the Trainsignal OSPF video...do the labs out of the Cisco BSCI lab workbook, and then read the corresponding OSPF chapter out of the routing TCP/IP book. It seems to just really make things click for me when I do it this way. Truthfully, Routing TCP/IP is not something that I could sit down with and read cover to cover (personal opinion, some people might be able to do so), but it is definately one of the best books out there on the subject.
  • katachikatachi Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Awesome, thanks everyone!
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Member Posts: 991
    dynamik wrote: »


    now why on earth is this getting blocked at work and classed as p*rn lol
    if I say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of them offends, I usually mean the other one :-)
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    now why on earth is this getting blocked at work and classed as p*rn lol


    Its network pr0n!
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  • Forsaken_GAForsaken_GA Member Posts: 4,024
    Radia Perlman's book Interconnections is something else I'd consider a Must Read for anyone looking to make a career out of networking. That and TCP/IP Illustrated are absolutely excellent looks at networking and the protocols that drive them from a neutral standpoint.
  • KaminskyKaminsky Member Posts: 1,235
    Its network pr0n!

    hahaha.
    Kam.
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Its network pr0n!
    I always thought it was a Hardcore Cisco Networking Book :D
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Doyle's books are going to be your best bet for practical application, TCP/IP Illustrated and The TCP/IP Guide are both. . . heavy, but focus more on the internals of the protocols. For more extensive IPv6 studying, Understanding IPv6 2nd Edition is the way to go. You can also read The TCP/IP Guide for free online.

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