Introduction to the Internet Protocols
Robert G. Brown
Duke University Physics Department
Durham, NC 27708-0305
Copyright Robert G. Brown, 2024
Truly a classic, this work (and it's companion, Introduction to Administration of an
Internet-based Local Network) were my original "online guides"
in TCP/IP networking (and networking in general). You'd think they'd be
dated, sixteen years later, but of course TCP/IP itself hasn't changed,
ethernet hasn't fundamentally changed -- amazingly, these are still some
of the best simple introductions available anywhere on or off the net.
Thank you, Charles L. Hedrick, whereever you might be!
Note Well! This work is NOT copyright Robert G. Brown!
the Internet Protocols
Computer Science Facilities Group
The State University of New Jersey
3 July 1987
This is an introduction to the Internet networking protocols (TCP/IP).
It includes a summary of the facilities available and brief
descriptions of the major protocols in the family.
Copyright (C) 1987, Charles L. Hedrick. Anyone may reproduce this
document, in whole or in part, provided that: (1) any copy or
republication of the entire document must show Rutgers University as
the source, and must include this notice; and (2) any other use of
this material must reference this manual and Rutgers University, and
the fact that the material is copyright by Charles Hedrick and is used