Networking Book ?

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    Rather than ask millions of questions or google endlessly (not necessarily knowing what terms to search) I was wondering whether anyone knows of a good book out there that explains it well.


    I looked at "Networking for Dummies" but it seems to be pretty much Windows focused (I need to understand for Linux and FreeBSD etc as well. Plus it seems to have a fair bit of stuff relating to large networks, and not really the small home networking stuff.

    It does cover the basics (which I still need to get my head around) about IP addresses, subnets, subnet masks etc but I'm wondering if there's a better option out there?

    Or even ONE website that explains it all well?
    Or a YouTube channel that explains it all well?

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    Checked udemy maybe?
     
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    I'll check there fore sure, thanks, but I want something I can quickly reference which is why I thought a book might be the best option?
     
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    Anything by Michael W. Lucas, I've read several of his books, some on networking and they are excellent, really easy to understand and very light for the subject matter.
     
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    "Networking for Systems Administrators" is the only one that seems to cover the stuff I mentioned? (the others being more advanced) Its not a cheap book either, at least its not cheap if it turns out not to be the right one I need..
     
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    https://linuxacademy.com/
    Sign up for a free trial do some networking basic course work if you need to learn more then continue with a subscription much better than Udemy and covers more stuff professionally and works out cheaper, for Linux / Cloud learning.

    https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/
    Use google with site filter and search for networking info.

    What Linux distro are you using, if Ubuntu then Ubuntu has many guides on its website, if you are using Ubuntu 18.04+ good luck figuring out Netplan.
     
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    Only $11 as a kindle book which is pretty good
     
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    Gumby I sometimes use Linux Mint, but what I was getting at is that I need to understand the basics of networking but not SOLELY for Windows as I have a Linux machine and also use FreeBSD (Well, FreeNAS O/S but same same).

    So basically not just how to set up things in the window GUI (but including that ideally)
     
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    Yep I've read that and Absolute OpenBSD, both are great and worth whatever he's charging, indie publisher and all of that
     
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    Link? I can't find it for that.
    EDIT: never mind :) Just found and bought it. Cheers :thumbup:
     
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    Good read on then once you understand basics come back with specifics to how to in Linux. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks all.
     

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