Book / Literature Recommendations

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Tue Sep 16 09:07:50 UTC 2014


"Patterns in Network Architecture"

You might not agree with it, but it does stimulate some thinking.

Matthew Kaufman

(Sent from my iPhone)

> On Sep 16, 2014, at 10:48 AM, James Bensley <jwbensley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> What is the single best book you have read on networking? That's a
> wide topic so to clarify I'm talking about service provider networking
> but I do enjoy all aspects really and don't want to limit my self to
> one area of networking.
> 
> I'm often reading technical books about technology X or protocol Y but
> they are generally explaining a new technology to me, how it works and
> how to use it (and how to configure it if its a book by a vendor like
> Juniper or Cisco). That is usually a learning exercise though required
> for an upcoming project or deliverable.
> 
> I haven't read many vendor neutral books recently that explained
> concepts, or technologies, or paradigms that I found profound, radical
> and extremely useful.
> 
> I feel like I'm just reading networking books these days to learn a
> new technology for a period of time (until a project completes) then
> moving on to the next technology (book). Longevity of the information
> doesn't seem as profound as it used to; BGP design principals will
> stay with me for decades until we reach the need for BGP v5 or
> similar, learning about 8b/10b encoding was interesting but not really
> required for my line of work more out of hobbyist interest and serves
> no practical purpose as a network engineer.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> James.


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