If you want an intro book to:
- Computer Networking,
- how the Internet (www) works,
- TCP/IP Protocol, layers, and utilities,
- Networking Applications
(with lots of diagrams, eye-friendly page layout, extensive index, end-of-chapter summary, Q&A, terminology) then .... you MUST read this book.
Make sure to read the 3rd edition (c. 2004). This edition has some new chapters and material over the 2nd edition and even discusses recent and emerging technologies, and does not spend time going over obsolete protocols or apps.
NOTE: I think this book deserves a 4 1/2 stars because some material (like Encryption part) could have been explained… Read more