Mobile IP the Internet Unplugged
||Author: James Solomon|
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Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (15 January, 1998)
Sales Rank: 41,987
Average Customer Rating: 4.43 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Mobile IP and a great IP network introduction
I found this book useful as my introduction to IP network communications (network layer). My background is not in networks but I was able to pick up this book and learn about; Routers, IP addresses and their assignments, Tunneling, Encapsulation, TCP/IP, Security issues, and Mobile IP to the extent that I understand the steps involved when a Mobile IP node moves from one link to another.
I have read many technical books/papers and most most of them clutter and disjoint ideas. Not this book. This book is methodical, orderly, clear and written in plain English. I think you will like it.
As an additional bonus, the book spends some time (10 pages) with an overview of TCP and explains why TCP works better over land lines than wireless media. There is a discussion of the problems processing real-time data over IP and proposes solutions.
I am an average reader and it took me approximately 30 hours to read the 300 pages over a period of five weeks. The book leaves out detail but references the IETF papers for the interested reader. The book had NO word "misspells" nor sentence "misspeaks". (I always notice those things.) There are great diagram sketches for example discussions.
The author was the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) co-chair of the Mobile IP working group and led the group to a deployable solution. The book explains that because he was involved since 1994 he understands the trade-offs and issues.
Rating: 5 out of 5
WOW, this book exlains datacom, not just the mobile IP
Yes, this book is for the beginners or intermediates at best. But that is enough, since if I am going to write code for a product, no book is good enough, that is why we have standards.
I have never gone through a book so fast ever (8 hours for the stuff that I needed to know), well this is an interesting topic and also the book is quite easy to understand also, so that helped.
I never understood the OSI reference model so well including the famous book from William Stallings on datacomm, the author's description on the OSI reference model is right on and very practical. Read multiple books on datacom and no one explains what is proxy and gratuitous ARP like Solomon.
Mobile IP in itself is not a very deep subject and that is why the author develops it slowly and ends it with security and applications. Towards the end, the book does get a little advanced with the applications that mobile IP supports.
I do get a feeling that the author is more or less dumping his knowledge that he has acquired from chairing the mobile IP development comittee.
This is what the author is attempting to do:
1. Prepares the reader for mobile IP with OSI layers.
2. Why Mobile IP: with good justifications.
3. How Mobile IP: again with good explainations.
Very satisfied. Why dont authors like him write more books that people can understand and may be we have a choice of not having to read the stallings books all the time on every topic.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Very bad book
I found this book very verbose, not to the point
and a wast of my time. It is for so called "beginners".
If you are a computer professional, don't buy this book.
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· IP for 3G: Networking Technologies for Mobile Communications
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