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Guide to TCP/IP: IPv6 and IPv4 5th Edition

James Pyles | Jeffrey L. Carrell | Ed Tittel

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GUIDE TO TCP/IP: IPv6 AND IPv4 introduces students to the concepts, terminology, protocols, and services that the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite uses to make the Internet work. This fifth edition stimulates hands-on skills development by not only describing TCP/IP capabilities, but also by encouraging students to interact with protocols. It provides the troubleshooting knowledge and tools that network administrators and analysts need to keep their systems running smoothly. GUIDE TO TCP/IP covers topics ranging from traffic analysis and characterization to error detection and security analysis. Both IPv6 and IPv4 are covered in detail.

James Pyles,

Served as Developmental Editor for Global Support Content Operations at Hewlett-Packard. He is currently the technical writer and marketing contributor for Kount.

Jeffrey L. Carrell,

Jeffrey L. Carrell is a network systems and security instructor, and course developer to HP Networking. In addition, Jeff is a network consultant on IPv6 systems interoperability and presents IPv6 lectures and hands-on labs at various technical conferences. His involvement in the computer industry for 32 years has culminated in the concentration of his endeavors in the internetworking portion of the industry for over 25 of those years. His designs are in thousands of networks throughout the world. Jeff has enjoyed successful career advancements with several well-known network equipment manufacturers as a pre-sales consulting engineer and technical instructor. In an end-user position he has designed mission-critical/high-availability networks.

Ed Tittel,

Ed Tittel worked as an instructor for Austin Community College from 1997 through 2003 and taught at Interop from 1996 to 2004. He is a Network Certified Professional, and works as a full-time freelance writer and consultant in Austin, TX. He has contributed to over 130 books on computing across a broad range of subjects, and is the author of numerous titles published by Course Technology. He also writes and blogs for numerous and other Websites.

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  • Hands-On Project and Case Projects take students through real-world scenarios and help them apply knowledge gained from reading each chapter.
  • Presents all the basic networking technology and terminology relevant to building and maintaining TCP/IP-based networks in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • New Hands-On Projects and Case Projects align closely to the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA) and CompTIA Network+ exam objectives.
  • Demonstrates open source protocol analyzers, including the operation and message sequences for all key data-link, network, and transport layer protocols.
  • Illustrates how to use a protocol analyzer and common IP software tools to document and troubleshoot a TCP/IP network, including basic addressing and setup, connectivity and communications, name resolution, and fundamental network services.
  • Surveys real-time, IP-based protocols and services including Voice over IP (VoIP) and Instant Messaging (IM) applications, with an overview of the protocols, services, and common message sequences involved.

Guide to TCP/IP: IPv6 and IPv4


1. Introducing TCP/IP.
2. IP Addressing and Related Topics.
3. Basic IP Packet Structures: Headers and Payloads.
4. Data Link and Network Layer Protocols in TCP/IP.
5. Internet Control Message Protocol.
6. Neighbors Discovery in IPv6.
7. IP Address Auto configuration.
8. Name Resolution on IP Networks.
9. TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols.
10. Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6: Interoperation.
11. Deploying IPv6.
12. Securing TCP/IP Environments.
13. [available in MindTap only]: Troubleshooting TCP/IP.
14. [available in MindTap only]: TCP/IP Best Practices and Practical Applications.

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