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Understanding Linux Network Internals: Guided Tour to Networking on Linux by [Benvenuti, Christian]
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"Anyone who works with Linux networking should have a copy to hand to help with those inexplicable problems and to better understand how it all works." - James Millen, BJHC & IM, November 2006


If you've ever wondered how Linux carries out the complicated tasks assigned to it by the IP protocols - or if you just want to learn about modern networking through real-life examples - "Understanding Linux Network Internals" is for you. Like the popular O'Reilly book, "Understanding the Linux Kernel", this book clearly explains the underlying concepts and teaches you how to follow the actual C code that implements it. Although some background in the TCP/IP protocols is helpful, you can learn a great deal from this text about the protocols themselves and their uses. And, if you already have a base knowledge of C, you can use the book's code walkthroughs to figure out exactly what this sophisticated part of the Linux kernel is doing. Part of the difficulty in understanding networks - and implementing them - is that the tasks are broken up and performed at many different times by different pieces of code. One of the strengths of this book is to integrate the pieces and reveal the relationships between far-flung functions and data structures. "Understanding Linux Network Internals" is both a big-picture discussion and a no-nonsense guide to the details of Linux networking.

The topics include: key problems with networking; network interface card (NIC) device drivers; system initialization; layer 2 (link-layer) tasks and implementation; layer 3 (IPv4) tasks and implementation; neighbor infrastructure and protocols (ARP); bridging; routing; and ICMP. Author Christian Benvenuti, an operating system designer specializing in networking, explains much more than how Linux code works. He shows the purposes of major networking features and the trade-offs involved in choosing one solution over another. A large number of flowcharts and other diagrams enhance the book's understandability.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13116 KB
  • Print Length: 1066 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (29 Dec. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043EWV3S
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #288,818 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Akiva Kirill
3.0 out of 5 starsGreat but ... outdated
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5.0 out of 5 starsAfter reading this you will understand Linux network internals
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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent Book For Those Who want to know How Linux Network Stack Works
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4.0 out of 5 starsIf you like lots of detail, this is your book
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