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Geeks Guide 2 from Register BooksGeeks Guide2 Due to the speed of progression in the networking industry, technologies often come and go without a hint of a whimper.

However, our trusted friend TCP/IP has stuck around for over 35 years and with IPv6 seems set to remain for years to come. With this in mind, GG2 explores the book The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network, a 'bottom-up' approach to teaching the protocol suite.

The goal of the book is to allow you to see what is happening on a modern network when you access a website, write an email, download a song, or talk on the phone over the internet. To do this, author Walter Goralski assembled a fully operational modern network including two pairs of Windows XP clients and servers, one pair of Red Hat Linux hosts, and a pair of FreeBSD hosts. This network became the centre of the book and gave it the name The Illustrated Network.

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The theory and case studies presented throughout the book's 797 pages are illustrated to great effect. There are over 330 figures, screenshots and topology diagrams for you to feast your eyes over, reminiscent of the networking classic TCP/IP Illustrated by the late W. Richard Stevens. However, unlike the Stevens book, Goralski shows you a production-scale view of a modern working network - not just the interactions between a few devices in a lab.

The Illustrated Network is a great technical introduction into general networking and in particular the internet. Intended to be read sequentially, each chapter builds upon the last with the goals outlined at the beginning and with questions to meet you at the end. Goralski should also be commended for the accessibility of the volume; any technically savvy reader (that's all of you) should have no trouble getting through it. Only one chapter uses C language (for illustrative purposes only), and mathematical concepts are kept to a minimum.

The Illustrated Network covers everything you'd expect from a TCP/IP book - such as IPv4 and IPv6 addressing -to topics rarely seen, such as MPLS and IPSec. There are some notable absences, for example peer-to-peer protocols, but the essentials are all here, and the result of which is that the book achieves, and in some cases exceeds its objective to provide us with overview of modern day network.

The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network is now available at Register Books with 40% off the list price with free post and packaging saving Reg readers £18 plus the delivery!

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