Nifty IP Docs
Wondering how IP works? Here are some documents to get you
The Rutgers documents are copyright © 1988, Charles L. Hedrick.
- tcp-ip-intro.txt (text 92K)
- an introduction to the Internet networking protocols.
There is also a postscript version. (111K)
- tcp-ip-admin.txt (text 176K)
- an introduction for people who intend to set up or administer
a network based on the Internet networking protocols.
This, too, has a postscript version. (214K)
- ien-48.txt (text 21K)
- Vint Cerf -- the "Father of the Internet" -- described how it
should work in 1978.
Some advanced stuff (here so I can keep track of it :)
Stevens: TCP Slow Start, Congestion Avoidance,Fast Retransmit, and Fast Recovery Algorithms
Jacobson, Karels: "Congestion Avoidance and Control"
(referenced in RFC 2001)
An Advanced 4.3BSD Interprocess Communication Tutorial
(tutorial on using Berkeley sockets)
Steve Deering: IP Multicast Extensions
A glimpse at the road ahead.
Open Research Issues in Internet Congestion Control
Here is a link to the Internic RFC repository (also IETF, STD, and FYI's).
For more avant garde networking, Vinay Kumar's MBONE information
web might be interesting.
Scott Doty / Sonic! / firstname.lastname@example.org