Daryl’s TCP/IP Primer

This online book is designed to give the reader a reasonable working knowledge of TCP/IP subnetting, addressing, and routing.


This is targeted toward LAN administrators just moving to TCP/IP, however it should help anyone who wants to know a little (more) about how TCP/IP works.

Table of Contents

  • Overview and Scope
  • Intro to Ethernet
  • The Bottom of the OSI Model
  • Why is IP so much more difficult than IPX?
  • IP Addresses, Subnet Masks, and Subnetting
  • Subnetting, Bit by Bit
  • Daryl’s Subnet Calculator
  • Routing and Static Routes
  • Troubleshooting
  • TCP and UDP Communication
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • The Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Tips for Building an IP LAN
  • Packet Analysis
  • WAN Connectivity

Book Details

Author(s): Daryl Banttari
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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