This book describes the TCP/IP protocol suite, but from a different perspective than other texts on TCP/IP. Instead of just describing the protocols and what they do, we'll use a popular diagnostic tool to watch the protocols in action. Seeing how the protocols operate in varying circumstances provides a greater understanding of how they work and why certain design decisions were made. It also provides a look into the implementation of the protocols, without having to wade through thousands of lines of source code | TCP IP Illustrated TCP IP Illustrated Volume 1 The Protocols W. Richard Stevens Contents Preface Chapter 1. Introduction Introduction Layering TCP IP Layering Internet Addresses The Domain Name System Encapsulation Demultiplexing Client-Server Model Port Numbers Standardization Process RFCs Standard Simple Services The Internet Implementations Application Programming Interfaces Test Network Summary Chapter 2. Link Layer Introduction Ethernet and IEEE 802 Encapsulation Trailer Encapsulation file D Documents 20and 20Settings bigini Documenti homenet2run tcpip tcp-ip-illustrated 1 of 9 12 09 2001 TCP IP Illustrated SLIP Serial Line IP Compressed SLIP PPP Point-to-Point Protocol Loopback Interface MTU Path MTU Serial Line Throughput Calculations Summary Chapter 3. IP Internet Protocol Introduction IP Header IP Routing Subnet Addressing Subnet Mask Special Case IP Address A Subnet Example ifconfig Command netstat Command IP Futures Summary Chapter 4. ARP Address Resolution Protocol Introduction An Example ARP Cache ARP Packet Format ARP Examples Proxy ARP Gratuitous ARP arp Command Summary Chapter 5. RARP Reverse Address Resolution Protocol Introduction RARP Packet Format RARP Examples RARP Server design Summary file D Documents 20and 20Settings bigini Documenti homenet2run tcpip tcp-ip-illustrated 2 of 9 12 09 2001 TCP IP Illustrated Chapter 6. ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol Introduction ICMP Message Types ICMP Address Mask Request and Reply ICMP Timestamp Request and Reply ICMP Port Unreachable Error Processing of ICMP Messages Summary Chapter 7. Ping Program Introduction Ping Program IP Record Route Option IP Timestamp Option Summary Chapter 8. .