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The Protocols (TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1)
Other TCP/IP books to buy at Amazon. .

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Beginning IP for New Users  [28 Dec 2007]
How Firewalls Work  [28 Dec 2007]
Firewalls have helped protect computers in large companies for years. Learn how firewalls work and why you might want one for your home network. (howstuffworks.com archive)
How IP Telephony Works  [28 Dec 2007]
IP telephony lets you make free long-distance phone calls using your computer. Learn about the technology behind it and how you can set it up on your PC. (howstuffworks.com archive)
How LAN Switches Work  [28 Dec 2007]
LAN switches are a big part of the Internet's infrastructure. Learn what these switches do and how they greatly improve network performance. (howstuffworks.com archive)
How Network Address Translation Works  [28 Dec 2007]
If you're reading this via the Internet, you're probably using Network Address Translation (NAT). NAT helps reuse IP addresses and improve security -- find out how it works. (howstuffworks.com archive)
How Routers Work  [28 Dec 2007]
Routers are a vital component of the Internet -- it literally could not exist without them. Find out how routers deliver packets to their intended destinations. (howstuffworks.com archive)
How Routing Algorithms Work  [28 Dec 2007]
Think you know how routers work? These devices use intricate formulas to figure out exactly where to send a packet and how to get it there. Learn all about routing algorithms. (howstuffworks.com archive)
How Virtual Private Networks Work  [28 Dec 2007]
Virtual private networks give companies a way to extend their secure networks using regular Internet pathways. Find out how remote users can access a local network. (howstuffworks.com archive)

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