FYI: Announcing the completion of the "TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows" online book

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Joseph Davies [MSFT], May 22, 2006.

  1. The "TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows" online book is now complete
    and published at

    This online book is a structured, introductory approach to the basic
    concepts and principles of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
    Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite, how the most important protocols function,
    and their basic configuration in the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 and
    Windows® XP operating systems.

    This online book is available for free and provides a central location for
    an existing or aspiring Windows network administrator to get a comprehensive
    view of TCP/IP protocols and services in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
    Unlike many other introductory TCP/IP book, this book provides an integrated
    discussion of both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol
    version 6 (IPv6).

    The "TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows" online book has the
    following chapters and appendices:

    Chapter 1. Introduction to TCP/IP

    Chapter 2. Architectural Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

    Chapter 3. Addressing

    Chapter 4. Subnetting

    Chapter 5. Routing

    Chapter 6. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

    Chapter 7. Host Name Resolution

    Chapter 8. Domain Name System Overview

    Chapter 9. Windows Support for DNS

    Chapter 10. End-to-End TCP/IP Traffic Example

    Chapter 11. NetBIOS Over TCP/IP

    Chapter 12. Windows Internet Name Service Overview

    Chapter 13. Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and Packet Filtering

    Chapter 14. Virtual Private Networking

    Chapter 15. IPv6 Transition Technologies

    Chapter 16. Troubleshooting TCP/IP

    Appendix A. IP Multicast

    Appendix B. Simple Network Management Protocol

    Appendix C. Computer Browser Service

    The main page at
    has links to each chapter and a link to a PDF file
    -a0bb-582bca4a846f&displaylang=en) with all of the content for the entire
    book (545 pages).

    Many thanks to Anne Taussig (Technical Editor-Microsoft Corporation) for
    world-class editing of the content and many networking MVPs (too numerous to
    mention) for their technical review.

    Joseph Davies [MSFT], May 22, 2006
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  2. Is or will there be an MSPress hardcopy release of this book?
    Richard Crandall, May 23, 2006
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