I co-authored Computer Networking Problems and Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks with Russ White. Think of the book as “advanced fundamentals.”
What we want both new students of networking and established practitioners to get out of this book is a way of thinking. We explain common problems in networking, and then discuss how a variety of networking technologies solve those problems.
When considering technologies in the problem/solution paradigm, you begin to see patterns. Once you recognize the pattern, new technological solutions are less intimidating. Why? You’ve seen it all before, just wearing a different outfit.
“This is an exceptionally well-crafted book which I believe delivers on its intention of being timeless. I personally consider this book an updated and evolved version of Radia Perlman’s classic “Interconnections”. Like Radia’s book, “Computer Networking Problems and Solutions” covers a large range of important fundamental topics and demonstrates the vast web of interdependencies among all of the different technologies covered. This book should be considered required reading for both students of network engineering and computer science alike. Even if you are a seasoned veteran with computer networking, I guarantee you will still find an enormous amount of very useful information and be able to use this book as a point of reference for many years.”
I thank Russ, a highly accomplished technical author, for the opportunity to contribute several chapters to this hefty networking tome.