Re: review of Comer TCP/IP book

Larry McVoy (spl1!laidbak!
8 Jul 88 18:30:49 GMT

In article <In article <1988Jul8.012631.15892@utzoo.uucp> In article <1988Jul8.012631.15892@utzoo.uucp> henry@utzoo.uucp (Henry Spencer) writes:

[ Henry's notes about Comer's book being so-so but better than nothing ]

> | Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

For what it's worth, I had a similar impression to the book. I've ported
TCP/IP so I have some knowledge but there is a lot I was hoping to have
cleared up by Comer's book. Unfortunately, I too am finding myself resorting
to the RFC's for much of the detail. I'd say the book is a good thing to
skim when one is starting out, but is a long way from being "the" reference.

It's unfortunate, in a strange sort of way, that Prof. Comer did such an
outstanding job with the Xinu books - it lead us to expect only the very
best and perhaps made us a bit more critical of this offering than we
otherwise might have been.


Larry McVoy (laidbak! | ...!sun!laidbak!lm | 800-LAI-UNIX x286)

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