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Windows 2000 TCP/IP Protocols & Services Technical Reference Book/Cd Package Paperback – 1 Jan 2000

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  • Paperback: 537 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.; Har/Cdr edition (1 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735605564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735605565
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 4.3 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,555,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As Microsoft Windows becomes increasingly network-centric, its TCP/IP services become increasingly important. Microsoft Windows 2000 TCP/IP Protocols and Services Technical Reference exists to document the protocols as they relate to Windows 2000. The odds are high that you will be able to find the networking solutions you need with the help of this book. Even though it's not designed as a test-prep assistant, the book provides a grounding in the TCP/IP protocols that's strong enough to help you pass the TCP/IP exam (70-059) en route to a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification.

The authors use the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) reference model as their organisational guide. With each protocol in the TCP/IP stack, they document the relevant open standards with packet diagrams and clear explanatory prose. Lots of Network Monitor traces appear (with comments), too. Then, they tie the open standards to Microsoft-specific phenomena, including the company's implementation of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name Service (DNS), Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), and Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS 5). Throughout, the authors place emphasis on what is communicated over the network in various situations, rather than on configuring Windows 2000 itself. The companion CD-ROM is underused, but it does contain some worthwhile network data captures that illustrate key transactions. They are designed for viewing in the Network Monitor application that ships with Windows 2000 Server or Systems Management Server 2.0. --David Wall,

Topics covered: The Internet protocol stack as Microsoft Windows 2000 implements it, with emphasis on address resolution, routing, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), Internet Group Message Protocol (IGMP), IPv6, and TCP connections and data exchange (including errors and re-transmissions). More Windows-specific material deals with Microsoft's implementation of DHCP, DNS, WINS, and tunnelling protocols for virtual private networks (VPNs).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Aug. 2000
Format: Paperback
The secondary title of this book was a comprehensive guide to _using_ networking protocols with Windows 2000. With the network monitor examples supplied, I had consequently expected it to be more of a practical guide than a reference dictionary - which is what it turned out to be. BTW you do need the SMS 2 version of Network Monitor to look at the examples supplied on the CD, though I think the version supplied with W2000 will give a more restricted view. Unfortunately, SMS 2 network monitor & its full use was nowhere fully described, though this has now become IMO a fully developed tool with its use of remote agents (for instance) - as essential to Networking as Performance Monitor is to performance monitoring. The obvious comparison is with W Stevens TCP/IP illustrated V1; although this latter book is to some extent outdated and looks at things primarily) from the Unix standpoint, it is clearly the work of an enthusiast - with many practical illustrations. Part of the reason for the dryness of the text in W2K protocols & services is its attempt to appeal to MCSE candidates. Having studied (& passed) MCSE (NT4) there is a definite tendency to cram information in over a broad area with not much depth, in such books!
With (presumably) the entire resources of MS at their disposal, it seems a pity that there was not more useful information on the CD. The CD includes RFC (of course), 80megs of Draft RFC! (useful?), a few microsoft documents, and the network monitor traces (duplicated as text files in another directory) *and* (mainly) included in the text of the book as well!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book. Clearly written and foucused on TCP/IP as implemented in Windows 2000. It's a lot clearer than reading the RFCs, and the registry tips are very helpful too.
The network traces included on the CD are also a great way of helping me understand how TCP/IP works on the wire.
Well Done!
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By Lana on 5 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
Think it's amazing book. One of the best TCP/IP book that i had or saw.
I had TCP/IP Network Administration of O'Reilly (2nd edition). That book didn't really impressed me. It don't covers the aspects that you'll want to know.

This book covers more aspects, it have very good structure, clear explanations of all covered subjects. Think it's very handy book for everybody, even if you're not sysadmin.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
A Great TCP/IP book 8 Mar. 2000
By Ken Smith - Published on
Format: Paperback
I've been using TCP/IP for longer than I care to remember. Over the years, I've seen two kinds of TCP/IP books - pure technical detail, and administrative trivia (more dialog box shots than actual text)
This book is exactally what it says it it is: a great technical reference. The book works through the layers in the TCP/IP stack in a ethodical and logical way. Each layer in the TCP/IP model is cleanly and clearly described and well illustrated by network traces (which are all included to be on the CD).
So far, I've not found ANY mistakes (unlike some other 1st editions of TCP/IP books). I only wish the author had been able to do more (eg RADIUS, QOS0. Naybe the author can write a volume 2. And if he does - I'd buy it!
I bought this book based on the reviews here, and I sure got my money's worth. Who knows, maybe I'll meet the author one day.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
The book is what it says it is 2 Feb. 2000
By Bob Frankston - Published on
Format: Paperback
It's a useful technical reference for IP, TCP and related protocols. As a reference work I have not read through it so can't judge the accuracy of the details. But it is just the kind of no nonsense reference I need.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A very good TCP/IP book 20 July 2000
By James McCarty - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book provides a very good study of TCP/IP in the context of Windows 2000. While the authors' style in on the dry side (How do you make this stuff exciting?); this is a VERY good book. The resource kit does have a book dealing with TCP, but its discussion is at a higher level - how is TCP/IP implemented in Windows 2000. The view there is from Windows to TCP/IP. This is a more general TCP/IP book with the emphasis from TCP/IP to Windows 2000. As a technical instructor and Windows NT and 2000 administrator, I refer to this book for low level disscusions of the protocol to clarify and explain the behavior of my systems.
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Why read RFC's, white papers, and boring technical papers? 22 Feb. 2000
By Rodney R. Fournier - Published on
Format: Paperback
Why read RFC's, white papers, and boring technical papers? Because until this book that was the only way to disseminate excellent information on a very important subject. TCP/IP is the protocol suite, and Thomas Lee makes it all make sense.
The input of the other authors Laura Robinson and Joe Davies make this complete volume worth twice the price.
This book will go proudly between Comer and Albitz & Liu on my bookshelf. Those are some pretty big pages to fill, but this book delivers.
It's all about quality.
After reading just a few pages I flew with my book over 1000 miles to have Thomas Lee sign my it at a Microsoft Professional Trainer Conference. He was very nice about signing it and signed others who purchased it at the conference as well. In fact, they sold out in the first couple of days of the conference. No wonder after you pick it up to look at it, you just can't put it down. I just wish I could of had Laura sign it too.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great look at the nuts and bolts of TCP/IP 31 May 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I was looking for a book that really got in depth with TCP/IP and picked up this one. Excellent choice. Before buying this book, note that it is not a "how to" book and does not cover topics such as implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting TCP/IP applications such as DNS, WINS, IIS Services, etc, but it does give you a very detailed description of how and why each service works as it does (to include a byte-by-byte reference for each protocol).
If you need to get your feet firmly entrenched in Win2K's implementation of TCP/IP, this is the book.
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