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    TCP/IP Books [And A Network Hub]

    I have two questions for experienced network administrators and people who install networks etc... I'm trying to put together a working home network (which I've more or less succeeded in doing) but now I want to know how it works... in detail.

    To this end:

    [1] Can anyone recommend any books on TCP/IP??

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    [2] If 2 computers have 100MB/S net cards, and one has a 10MB/S net card, if they are connected to one single hub, will the whole network be limited to 10MB/S or will only the data going down that one cable be 10MB/S and everywhere else 100MB/S (i.e. 100->100 will work @ 100 but 100->10 only at 10, or will the whole thing have to operate at 10MB/S)

    The 100MB/S net cards are capable of 10MB/S operation since they do that when connected with crossover cable to the 10MB/S card!
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    You're LAN connection will be 10mb/s, but outside of that it will be limited to whatever your connection is. I'll send you some books via email if I can find your email addy.
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    I can recommend "TCP/IP Primer Plus" ISBN 0-672-32208-0, Sams Publishing 2002.

    And for two, buy a 100mbit card for that last computer, and don't worry about it. Those things cost next to nothing nowadays.
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    my e-mail address is chronatonburst@hotmail.com

    and its not the cost of a 100MB/S card thats the problem... its space inside the computer

    The 10MB/S is onboard and all the available PCI slots are taken up by other stuff (sound & graphics cards!)
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    here is a good one,

    TCP/IP illustrated (The Protocols)Volume 1

    W. Richards Stevens.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...900853-8696626
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    Also check out "Inside TCP/IP Third Edition" It's a thick hardback, but it's got specifics about packet construction as well as information about different protocols that use TCP/IP.

    ISBN 1-56205-714-6

    You may want to check to see if it is up to a higher edition. I bought mine a year or so ago.

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    another good book is:

    tcp/ip volume1 from douglas e. comer
    isbn 0-13-019353-4
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    Hi Rewandythal!

    Here are some good tcp/ip books which you might want to check out from O'reilly:

    1)TCP/IP Network Administration, 2nd Edition(By Craig Hunt)
    2) Internet Core Protocols: The Definitive Guide
    Help for Network Administrators (By Eric Hall)

    Aside from these books. Here is a link that contains a long list of books on TCP/IP, networking....etc. : www.computerhelp.net/bookcat/tcp_ip.html

    Have a nice day!

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    hi there rewan...

    hi there,
    i see everyone has recommened a lot of books..and one of the replies did mention TCP/IP illustrated volume by Richard Steven..
    i am as much a book enthusiast as i am a networking enthusiast..
    i only want to reiterate that the above mentioned book is a must read and once when you are through with that volume 2 and 3 will also be good , especially if you are into network programming..

    the book will give you a packet by packet description of everything that goes on inside a network..so do buy TCP/IP illustrated volume 1 by richard stevens..

    with regards
    scorpion
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    Thanks! I will go and buy that book as soon as I can afford it!
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