Previous Next Contents

7. Books on Networking

Unix Network Programming

Stevens, W. Richard; Prentice Hall; 1990; ISBN 0-13-949876-1; 772 pp.; $54 (USA).

Everything you might want to know about the subject, and some things you probably didn't want to know (really, XNS!?). Generally regarded as definitive on the basics, though it's pre-Web.

Linux Network Administrator's Guide

Kirch, Olaf; O'Reilly; 1995; ISBN 1-56592-087-2; 335pp.

A practical guide to Linux's TCP/IP and related services. Accessible on the Web at the Linux Documentation Project page, or directly at

TCP/IP Network Adminstration

Hunt, Craig; O'Reilly Associates, ISBN 0-937175-82-X; 1992; 472pp.

Less Linux-specific than the Kirch book. Features deeper coverage of the TCP/IP core, including routing and BGP.

DNS and BIND (Second Edition)

Albitz, Paul, and Liu, Cricket; O'Reilly; 1996; ISBN 1-56592-236-0; 1992; 438pp; $32.95.

In-depth coverage of DNS, useful for people running complicated multiple-subnet installations. Covers BIND library programming.

Sendmail (Second Edition)

Costales, Bryan & Allman, Eric; O'Reilly; ISBN 1-56592-222-0; 1997; 1050 pp; $32.95

An exhaustive (and exhausting) guide to Linux's and Unix's default mail-transfer agent.

Previous Next Contents