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TCP/IP For Dummies
     

TCP/IP For Dummies

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by Candace Leiden, Marshall Wilensky
 

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Packed with the latest information on TCP/IP standards and protocols

TCP/IP is a hot topic, because it's the glue that holds the Internet and the Web together, and network administrators need to stay on top of the latest developments. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics for beginners as well as the perfect go-to

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Packed with the latest information on TCP/IP standards and protocols

TCP/IP is a hot topic, because it's the glue that holds the Internet and the Web together, and network administrators need to stay on top of the latest developments. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics for beginners as well as the perfect go-to resource for TCP/IP veterans.

The book includes the latest on Web protocols and new hardware, plus very timely information on how TCP/IP secures connectivity for blogging, vlogging, photoblogging, and social networking. Step-by-step instructions show you how to install and set up TCP/IP on clients and servers; build security with encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures; handle new voice and mobile technologies, and much more.

  • Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the de facto standard transmission medium worldwide for computer-to-computer communications; intranets, private internets, and the Internet are all built on TCP/IP
  • The book shows you how to install and configure TCP/IP and its applications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets, and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-step information on building and enforcing security; and covers all the newest protocols
  • You'll learn how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures to set up a secure Internet credit card transaction

Find practical security tips, a Quick Start Security Guide, and still more in this practical guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470450604
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
570,945
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Candace Leiden consults on systems and database performance and instructional design for international courseware.

Marshall Wilensky was a consultant and network manager for multiprotocol networks at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration. Both are internationally known speakers.

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TCP/IP For Dummies 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JohnnyVSX More than 1 year ago
I found the pace and depth just what I was looking for. The textbook I borrowed was going in too deep just on the topic of IP addresses, let alone the suite of protocols, services, etc. This book touches enough on most areas to start me on my way to other references that may go into certain things more deeply.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
They removed all the references to food on this edition; it is much better and great for a non-expert to master the basics, so one can have an intelligent conversation with network engineers. I know understand DHCP, masking, CIDR, telnet, and many other issues that were only acronynms before. It is NOT for a real network engineer, but for one who needs an overview, it's excellent. Keep to the 5th edition, avoid older verions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.