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Posted January 18, 2001
Review of TCP/IP for Dummies
The authors' use of analogies was excessive and sometimes forced, which caused the reader to have to guess at what they were talking about (the food analogy went way too far, and chapter titles like 'Do some stuff over there' required me to read into the chapter before I could even guess that they were talking about Telnet and RLogin). If you want to learn how to use TCP/IP applications such as email, this might be a good start. If you want to get into the essence of TCP/IP, I would go somewhere else.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 4, 2001
If you really need to lean the basics....
If you really need to learn the basics, then this book will more or less give you the nessessary lingo to undertand tcp/ip books that are more in depth and technical. The analogies, esp. the dinnerware, actually get's in the way of the learning. (if they had left the anagies to the main dinnerware, it might have worked, but it got to the point of talking about lobster forks and pitchers of wine) On a high note, which is a large part of why I bought the book, is that it comes with a CD with the entire collection of RFC's as of the date of publication. That alone is probably worth the price. It would take considerable time to download several thousand RFC's from the web. Anyway, I'm looking for a book on Cisco Routers, and I think I'll look someplace else. If it wasn't for the CD, I'd only give it a one star.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.