New networking book

I just received my copy of Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures a couple of days ago, and I’ve been making my way through it slowly but surely. This book covers computer networking theory and practice, with a strong bias toward IP-based networks. Lots of people in the network engineering world really only understand end systems - network drivers, host configuration, host security, and so forth. Even when I was studying for my CCIE certification several years back, I was mostly studying configuration and debugging of network routing, rather than the principles that govern it.

I had the opportunity to take a couple of grad classes from Professor Deep Medhi, the book’s first author, and I always enjoyed the content. At that point in my career, I was running an ISP and studying for my CCIE cert, and he seemed at the time to be the only CS professor I’d ever met who actually understood IP networking.

So, if you have an interest in the theory that goes into the practice, this is a great book. It’s written at a graduate level, and it’s very light on introductory material (if you manage to learn IP by reading Chapter 1, I’d like to meet you!), but if you’re an IP network professional, you should be well prepared to absorb this book.

2 Responses to “New networking book”

  1. Karthik says:

    Hello Steve,

    Not sure if you remember me but if you do, great!

    Just wanted to let you know that the link to Dr.Medhi’s page is broken. It is

    Keep up the good work!


  2. dispensa says:

    Thanks for pointing that out! I’ve updated the story.

    Nice to hear from you again!


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