TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

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There is nothing particularly fundamental about this book, unless you are a CCNP or otherwise live and breathe packets.  Surprisingly (to me) however, the book remains quite readable. Written by Joseph Davies (aka The Cable Guy in TechNet Magazine)... he even has an entry on Wikipedia here.

This online book is a structured, introductory approach to the basic concepts and principles of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite, how the most important protocols function, and their basic configuration in the Microsoft® Windows Vista™, Windows Server® 2008, Windows® XP, and Windows Server 2003 families of operating systems. This book is primarily a discussion of concepts and principles to lay a conceptual foundation for the TCP/IP protocol suite and provides an integrated discussion of both Internet Protocol version 4
(IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Weighing in at a hefty 559 pages, this e-book covers TCP/IP end-to-end.  If you already know the fundamentals of TCP/IP, you probably do not yet have a good handle on IPV6, which is coming whether I want it to or not.  This book has quite a bit of content in IPV6 routing, DNS, DHCP, and IPv6 Transition Technologies.  The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Chapter 2 – Architectural Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Chapter 3 – IP Addressing
  • Chapter 4 – Subnetting
  • Chapter 5 – IP Routing
  • Chapter 6 – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Chapter 7 – Host Name Resolution
  • Chapter 8 – Domain Name System Overview
  • Chapter 9 – Windows Support for DNS
  • Chapter 10 – TCP/IP End-to-End Delivery
  • Chapter 11 – NetBIOS over TCP/IP
  • Chapter 12 – Windows Internet Name Service Overview
  • Chapter 13 – Internet Protocol Security and Packet Filtering
  • Chapter 14 – Virtual Private Networking
  • Chapter 15 – IPv6 Transition Technologies
  • Chapter 16 – Troubleshooting TCP/IP
  • Appendix A – IP Multicast
  • Appendix B – Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Appendix C – Computer Browser Service

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