The third edition of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) Network Administration has been published.

Penned by Craig Hunt, the book looks at the TCP/IP protocol suite – a set of communications protocols that define how different types of computers talk to each other.

According to Hunt, TCP/IP is the leading communications software for local area networks and enterprise intranets, and is the foundation of the Internet. As such, it is the most important networking software available to a Unix network administrator. Apple’s latest operating system Mac OS X is built on a Unix kernel.

Hunt says: “This revised edition teaches a step-by-step guide to configuring and managing TCP/IP networking software on Unix computer systems.

“It’s a book about building your own network based on TCP/IP. It is both a tutorial covering the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of TCP/IP networking, and a reference manual for the details about specific network programs.”

The book costs £31.95 and is available to order from publisher O’Reilly’s Web site.