The PC-Internet Connection: TCP/IP Networking for DOS and Windows is about connecting one or more IBM PC compatible computers to the Internet using TCP/IP. It takes an easy to understand approach, showing you how things are done step by step, including dozens of figures and sample setup files.
This book includes an introduction to the Internet Protocol suite, as well as Appendices listing dozens of freeware and shareware Internet applications for your PC. Free updates to the book will be available online, to keep you up to date.
Britt Bassett has been involved with the Internet for more than a decade. After receiving a Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1980, Mr. Bassett went to work for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since no books or courses on TCP/IP or internetworking existed, Mr. Bassett learned how to put networks together and and make connections to the ARPANET with the hands on approach. As the NSFNET started up, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado was selected as one of the new backbone sites and Mr. Bassett moved there to join NCAR's data communications staff. As co-founder of Internet One, a network consulting firm in Boulder, Colorado, Mr. Bassett has designed many aspects of the network infrastructure for a variety of Fortune 500 companies over the last three years. This book was Mr. Bassett's last project in the private sector, as he has accepted a position as the Network Manager for the NOAA Laboratories in Boulder.
Table of Contents
Understanding Cable Internet, part 1
Understanding Cable Internet, part 2
How PC-IP Came to Be