TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol) is the common name for the Internet Protocol Suite, which serves as the set of communications protocols used for the Internet and other similar private and public networks. As the World Wide Web (WWW) is powered with TCP/IP, with the IPv4 as its most common aspect and IPv6 for future use, Microsoft Windows family of platforms supports the suite of protocols natively.

To help Windows user to have better understanding on TCP/IP, Microsoft is offering extensive documentation on TCP/IP as it is supported in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Window XP, in the form of book titled “TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows”.

TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows covers a wide range of subjects such as introduction, concepts, principles and the history of the TCP/IP, overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite architecture, how TCP/IP protocol functions, insight into IP addressing, subnetting, IP Routing, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a view of the Domain Name Space as well as Windows support for DNS, and additional TCP/IP related information and available configuration. In the end, readers will be able to understand the stage where TCP/IP is today after more than 30 years since its creation, and the manner in which this evolution is reflected in the four Windows server and client platforms.

Download TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows (PDF digital format): TCPIP_Fund.pdf