Good networking books for a beginner?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sun Oct 1 05:49:02 PDT 2006

Chris Hill wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Oct 2006, Rob wrote:
>> Does anyone happen to know of any good books that explain all about 
>> networking in detail (such as gateways, netmasks, etc)?  I know the 
>> 'basics' but would like to dig in a little deeper.
> For me, the old standby is "TCP/IP Network Administration" by Craig Hunt 
> (aka the "crab book"). Published by O'Reilly. I learned a lot from it.


This is probably the single most useful O'Reilly book for general 
networking/sysadmin tasks, and it includes some chapters or appendices on 
NFS/NIS, BIND, sendmail, and other common services that are very informative 
in addition.


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