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    Any Good TCP/IP Book Out There?

    does anyone know of a good programing book for tcp/ip, lang c++. i have a basic understanding for the osi model along with c++ in gerneral. is there a good step by step, a book that will hold my hand, through the process of writing programs that use tcp/ip? i'm looking to writing my own program that will ping address, or string of address. i've made my own program that will create a batch file, that when run, will ping a string of ip address, that creates a *.txt file on the results. very tedious looking throught the txt file to see which hosts are alive. i will post my source code for further understanding.
    do it now and ask for forgiveness later

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    #include <iostream>

    using std::cout;
    using std::cin;
    using std::endl;
    using std::cerr;
    using std::ios;
    using std::endl;

    #include <fstream>

    using std::ofstream;

    #include <cstdlib> //edit prototype

    int main()
    {

    int ipa; //first segment of ip address
    int ipb; //second segment of ip address
    int ipc; //third segment of ip address
    int ipd; //fourth segment of ip address
    int ipmax; //the number to stop on
    int range; //qusetion if the range is correct
    int end; //asks if user wants to start over or end

    //ofstream constructor opens file
    ofstream outClientFile( "ping.bat", ios::out );

    begin:
    cout << "This program was made by Drhavagner.\n";
    cout << "Email me at\n\n";
    cout << "drhavanger@yahoo.com\n\n";
    cout << "for all your programing needs.\n";
    cout << "\n\nThis program will create a Ping.bat file\n";
    cout << "that will ping a range of ip address.\n";
    cout << "The Ping.bat file will then create a Ping.txt\n";
    cout << "file that will show the results of the ping.\n";
    cout << "You will enter the ip address one segment at a time.\n";
    cout << "Don't include the periods.\n\n\n";

    ipab:
    cout << "Enter first segment number:";
    cin >> ipa;

    if (ipa > 255)
    goto ipa255;

    ipbb:
    cout << "Enter second segment number:";
    cin >> ipb;

    if (ipb > 255)
    goto ipb255;

    ipcb:
    cout << "Enter third segment number:";
    cin >> ipc;

    if (ipc > 255 )
    goto ipc255;

    ipdb:
    cout << "Enter fourth segment number:";
    cin >> ipd;

    if (ipd > 255 )
    goto ipd255;

    iprange:
    cout << "Enter the number to end on:";
    cin >> ipmax;

    if (ipmax <= ipd)
    goto ipless;
    if (ipmax > 255)
    goto ipmax255;

    cont:
    cout << "\n\nThe ip address that you want to start with is: "<<ipa<<"."<<ipb<<"."<<ipc<<"."<<ipd<<"\n";
    cout << "The ip address that you want to end on is: "<<ipa<<"."<<ipb<<"."<<ipc<<"."<<ipmax<<"\n\n";
    cout << "If this is correct press -2-, if this is incorrect, press -8-.\n\n";
    cin >> range;
    cout <<endl;

    if (range == 2)
    goto print;
    if (range == 8)
    goto begin;
    if (range != 2 && range != 8)
    goto cont;


    print:

    cout <<ipa<<"."<<ipb<<"."<<ipc<<"."<<ipd<<"\n";
    outClientFile <<"Ping.exe -n 1 -l 10 "<<ipa<<"."<<ipb<<"."<<ipc<<"."<<ipd<<">>ping.txt"<<endl;
    while ( ipd < 255 && ipd < ipmax)
    {
    ++ipd;
    cout <<ipa<<"."<<ipb<<"."<<ipc<<"."<<ipd<<"\n";
    outClientFile <<"Ping.exe -n 1 -l 10 "<<ipa<<"."<<ipb<<"."<<ipc<<"."<<ipd<<">>ping.txt"<<endl;
    }


    question:
    cout << "\n\nTo start program over type -1-, or to end, type -9-.\n\n";
    cout << "WARNING! STARTING THE PROGRAM OVER WILL OVERWRITE THE PING.BAT FILE!\n";
    cin >> end;

    if ( end == 1 )
    goto begin;

    if ( end == 9 )
    goto end;

    if (end != 1 && end != 9)
    goto question;



    //***********************ERROR MESSAGES********************************************************

    ipa255:
    cerr<< "\nYou entered a value greater than 255. Please enter a number less than 255.\n\n";
    goto ipab;

    ipb255:
    cerr<< "\nYou entered a value greater than 255. Please enter a number less than 255.\n\n";
    goto ipbb;

    ipc255:
    cerr<< "\nYou entered a value greater than 255. Please enter a number less than 255.\n\n";
    goto ipcb;

    ipd255:
    cerr<< "\nYou entered a value greater than 255. Please enter a number less than 255.\n\n";
    goto ipdb;

    ipless:
    cerr<< "\n\nYou entered a value that is less than your fourth segment number or equal to.\n";
    cerr<< "Please enter a number greater than the fourth segment number.\n";
    cerr<< "Your fourth segment number is: "<<ipd<<"\n\n";
    goto iprange;

    ipmax255:
    cerr<< "\nYou entered a value greater than 255. Please enter a number less than 255.\n\n";
    goto iprange;

    end:

    return 0;

    }

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    in no way do i entend to use my knowledge, or any knowledge gained, for malicous intent.
    do it now and ask for forgiveness later

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    Paralyse, other members may help you better than I do.

    I have one comment tho... While SOMETIMES it is really necessary to use goto to simplify the code and/or to speed up the runtime process, I don't see goto is needed here. It even (I think) complicates your code.

    Try using if ... else ... blocks. I see you have used while, that's good. Then you can use system() to execute ping.exe directly. Have fun!

    Peace always,
    <jdenny>
    Always listen to experts. They\'ll tell you what can\'t be done and why. Then go and do it. -- Robert Heinlein
    I\'m basically a very lazy person who likes to get credit for things other people actually do. -- Linus Torvalds


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    thank you for your comments and insight. i used the goto command becuase i wanted to have all the error messages all together. i guess i'm lazy. maybe i'll tweek it when i get a good tcp/ip book, if anyone knows of one
    do it now and ask for forgiveness later

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    do u need the book for Network Programmig?
    U get What U pay for.

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    this is considered to be a good book for Unix network programming, i personnaly have not started reading it, but will start soon.

    Author Stevens, W. Richard.
    Title : UNIX network programming / W. Richard Stevens, Bill Fenner, Andrew M. Rudoff.
    Imprint : Boston, MA : Addison-Wesley, c2004
    i hope this helps u mate, if u need more information let me know we can search it out.
    U get What U pay for.

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    Hands down the best book about TCP/IP is TCP/IP Illustrated by W. Richard Stevens.

    I can recommend all three volumes. The last volume is more programmers based and talks about ways to setup services and using the protocols in C.
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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