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The ABCs of TCP/IP

2nd Edition

By Gilbert Held

Auerbach Publications

344 pages | 113 B/W Illus.

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The TCP/IP protocol suite is changing dynamically to reflect advances in technology and can be considered to represent the "protocol for the new millenium." The ABCs of TCP/IP reflects these advances and includes new coverage on:

  • Secure Web transactions

  • Practical subnetting examples

  • Security threats and countermeasures

  • IPSec

  • ICMP utilization and threats

    This comprehensive reference provides professionals with an overview of the TCP/IP suite and details its key components. While many books on the subject focus on the details and minutae of TCP/IP, this book covers applications, methods, concepts, and economics associated with the TCP/IP stack. It illustrates how to leverage investments in TCP/IP and how to economize network operations. The ABCs of TCP/IP examines: the manner by which various protocols and applications operate, addressing issues, security methods, routing, network design constraints, testing methods, troubleshooting, management issues, and emerging applications. It also includes separate chapters focusing on security threats and methods useful for overcoming these threats.

    About the Author:

    Gilbert Held is an award-winning author and lecturer. Mr. Held is the author of over 40 books and 400 technical articles covering personal computers and computer communications. Some his recent titles include Building a Wireless Office and The ABCs of IP Addressing, published by Auerbach Publications. Mr. Held can be reached via email at

  • Table of Contents


    The Protocol Suite

    Internet Governing Bodies and the Standards Process

    The Internet Protocol and Related Protocols

    The Transport Layer

    Applications and Built-in Diagnostic Tools

    Routing and Routing Protocol

    Security Threats

    Enhancing Security

    Emerging Technologies

    Appendix A: ICMP Type and Code Values

    Appendix B: Internet Protocol (IP) Protocol Type Field Values

    Appendix C: Port Numbers

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
    COMPUTERS / Networking / General