System Administration Guide: IP Services

Finding Out More About TCP/IP and the Internet

Information about TCP/IP and the Internet is widely available. If you require specific information that is not covered in this text, you can probably find what you need in the sources cited next.

Computer Books

Many books about TCP/IP and the Internet are available from your local library or computer bookstore. The following three books are recommended:

RFCs and FYIs

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) must approve all RFCs before they are placed in the public domain. Typically, the information in RFCs is designed for developers and other highly technical readers.

Generally, for your information (FYI) documents appear as a subset of the RFCs. FYIs contain information that does not deal with Internet standards. FYIs contain Internet information of a more general nature. For example, FYI documents include a bibliography that list introductory TCP/IP books and papers. FYI documents provide an exhaustive compendium of Internet-related software tools. Finally, FYI documents include a glossary of Internet and general networking terms.

You'll find references to relevant RFCs throughout this guide and other books in the Solaris System Administrator set.