Book / Literature Recommendations

Jason Biel jason at biel-tech.com
Tue Sep 16 10:04:00 UTC 2014


BGP Bible:
Internet Routing Architectures (2nd Edition)
http://amzn.com/157870233X

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 4:07 AM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:

> "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.
>



-- 
Jason


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