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#1 2017-08-10 14:08:32

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Good book recommendation on networking? [SOLVED]

I'm looking for a book (real one made from dead trees to hold in my hands) on networking, taught from GNU/Linux perspective so that I can experiment at the command line with different utilities. I am comfortable with the very basics (IP addresses, DHCP, DNS) but want to get a grip on jargon such as NAT, DMZ, MASQUERADE, etc. Details of routing and firewalls are especially intimidating and are the topics I want to learn the most.

I've looked around but the books I'm finding tend to have one or more of these problems:

- Too old
- Too advanced
- From Windows perspective

Do any of you have a favorite book that helped you go from noob to confident intermediate skills in networking (especially router and firewall settings)?

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#2 2017-08-10 14:53:39

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Re: Good book recommendation on networking? [SOLVED]

I found this: http://lartc.org/howto/

Almost exactly what I'm looking for, but hoping to find a hard copy book.

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#3 2017-08-10 15:22:11

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Re: Good book recommendation on networking? [SOLVED]

On-line sources will likely be more up to date.

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#4 2017-08-10 16:07:21

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Re: Good book recommendation on networking? [SOLVED]

I figured. The book doesn't have to be super recent. I'd be happy with something 5 years old or less.

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#5 2017-08-10 16:28:30

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Re: Good book recommendation on networking? [SOLVED]

Here's a cornucopia of online texts:
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best- … -hand-outs

I think I'm going to give up on finding a hardcopy book. I've been looking around for three days and the books that look interesting are at least 10 years old sad

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#6 2017-08-10 16:50:40

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Re: Good book recommendation on networking? [SOLVED]

I think in terms of technical manuals and computers a hordcopy is what you print on your own.
I'd look at O'reiley publications or textbooks from college courses

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#7 2017-08-10 16:53:51

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Re: Good book recommendation on networking? [SOLVED]

fungus wrote:

a hardcopy is what you print on your own

Yes, I think this is what I'll end up doing. I work at the computer all day and last thing I want when I'm reading "for fun" is more screen time.

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