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Book on 'Net Protocols?

Is there one, or perhaps a series of books that go over the commonly used internet protocols such as HTTP, Email, FTP, etc. ?    I'm getting tired of searching for the correct RFCs.  Any suggestions appreciated.

vince
Wednesday, January 28, 2004

http://www.rfc.net/

There might be some sort of child safety protection going on here... Doing anything with those protocols is going to be a little bit harder than finding info on them.

Software Is Fun
Wednesday, January 28, 2004

There are at least a few books that focus on protocols like the ones you mention.  Here's one to start with:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/1565926064

rocky
Wednesday, January 28, 2004

rocky, thats exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks for the help.  Its appreciated.  "Software", I did laugh when reading your response, but I think you knew what I meant. 

vince
Thursday, January 29, 2004

The classical books on this are
TCP/IP Illustrated (3vols) by W. Richard Stevens

Martin Beckett
Thursday, January 29, 2004

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