Re:another TCP/IP book


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12 May 88 06:25:51 PDT (Thursday)


>Date: Wed, 11 May 88 15:28:15 PDT
>From: jqj@hogg.cc.uoregon.edu
>Subject: another TCP/IP book
>
>There has been much recent discussion of Comer's new INTERNETWORKING
>WITH TCP/IP on this list. My librarian tells me that there is another
>similar book, AN INTRODUCTION TO TCP/IP, by John Davidson. It was
>published by Springer-Verlag this year. It provides "an overview of
>TCP/IP. Contents: introduction, data link layer, network layer,
>transport layer, session through application layers." Has anyone seen
>the latter book? How does it compare with the Comer book?

I was rather disappointed with the Davidson book. While it does provide an
introduction, it doesn't cover very much material in the depth that I require.
It is a useful book for people that don't have to implement anything, say a
manager trying to answer the question "What is this TCP/IP stuff, anyway?".

I am anxiously awaiting my special ordered copy of Comer's book.

tom



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