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Sometimes, it seems, the networking industry brings forth more new terms and acronyms than there are stars in the sky or grains of sand on the beach. Admit it: Every once in awhile, it's pretty overwhelming. That's when it helps to have a networking dictionary around for reference. Some folks go for gigantic tomes, full of theory, background, and (on occasion) the personal quirks of their authors. For those who prefer a reference that's concise, utterly to-the-point, and won't require you to sell your firstborn, there's Cisco Press's new Dictionary of Internetworking Terms and Acronyms.
For a modest price, you get thousands of mercifully brief definitions of today's most important networking terms -- including a goodly-number of telephony, broadband and wireless terms that networking professionals are most likely to encounter. The definitions are up-to-date (ISKAMP, MPLS) -- and when it comes to internetworking, the authors cover some stuff you're unlikely to find even in the big books (race condition ranging, backward explicit congestion notification). As befits a book by Cisco Press, there's also a separate section of Cisco-specific terms. Very handy. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.