2nd Edition

The ABCs of TCP/IP

By Gilbert Held Copyright 2003
    344 Pages 113 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    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 [email protected].
  • Overview
    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


    Gilbert Held