Hi ^-^

I'm interested in learning about Networking.

What books should I read?

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    I would start with Python. Just download the interpreter. Python networking is ultra accessible and there are lots of examples included in the help file that comes with the Python distributions. The code is easy to grok and understand. At least under windows it is.
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    Books are so old school, use search engines. But really, books take so long to write, that by the time they are released, they already contain outdated information. Unless, you also want to learn all the history, then it’s fine to pick up a book.

    Now as an alternative, I suggest to come up with a networking related side-project you would like to build and then start building it, searching for solutions along the way when you get stuck. This way you will get both practice and knowledge.
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    @SevenDeadlyBugs Thank you! I was looking to learn the basics, just to see if it's something I would like to keep learning :)
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    OSI, TCP/IP, Firewalls, few linux/windows admin tasks
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    Computer networks by tanenbaum, and while you're at it, modern operating systems by the same author is great too
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    @j4cobgarby these, both brilliant books. Anything Tannenbaum writes is gold.

    @SevenDeadlyBugs most networking textbooks are fairly up to date with latest stuff, they get revised pretty often, and books like Tannenbaum's contain a *lot* of information and also touch other topics too (like distributed systems).
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    Packet tracer is very good for simulating a network setup
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    Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach :) Awesome book even as a reference when you have questions that cross your mind at work or school
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