An Introduction to Computer Networks is a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises. It covers the LAN, internetworking and transport layers, focusing primarily on TCP/IP. Particular attention is paid to congestion; other special topics include queuing, real-time traffic, network management, security and the ns simulator.
Free Networking Books
“802.11ac: A Survival Guide – Wi-Fi at Gigabit and Beyond” by Matthew Gast. This free version of the early release contains four out of five chapters.
“Juniper SRX Series: A Comprehensive Guide to Security Services on the SRX Series” by Brad Woodberg and Rob Cameron.
Early release edition of “High Performance Browser Networking: What every web developer should know about networking and web performance”, by Ilya Grigorik, is available online for free on O’Reilly’s Chimera platform.
“The Second Internet: Reinventing Computer Networks with IPv6”, by Lawrence E. Hughes, is available for free in PDF format.
Setting up your home network, but don’t know where to start? Start here, with “Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking”, by MakeUseOf author Matt Smith, this guide outlines everything you need to know to manage your own home network.
“An Introduction to ATM Networks”, written by Harry G. Perros, is free to download in pdf format. This is a textbook for graduate students and undergraduates in electrical engineering and computer science as well as a reference work for networking engineers.
Download free eBook “Computer Networks: Performance and Quality of Service”, written by Ivan Marsic, in pdf format. This book reviews modern computer networks with a particular focus on performance and quality of service.
“Alternative DNS Servers: Choice and deployment, and optional SQL/LDAP back-ends” by Jan-Piet Mens is freely avialable in pdf format. It provides a complete survey of DNS (Domain Name System) servers and outlines the most suitable types of servers for varying scenarios.
“Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice”, written by Olivier Bonaventure, is free to read online or can be downloaded in multiple formats.