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busterarm · 2017-03-14 · Original thread
The book that I recommend for Networking, and that has been recommended to me by every fulltime NetEng I've ever asked, has been Interconnections.

Yes, the material is a bit dated. Yes, it won't give you the ins and outs of what you need to know. What it will give you is the why and from there you can figure out everything else you need to know.

gmartres · 2016-11-20 · Original thread
Radia Perlman also wrote a great (and fun!) book on networking:
Gibbon1 · 2016-01-24 · Original thread
Digging through my piles of books, it's this one, outdated if you're interested in current stuff.

Interconnections Bridges Switches and Internetworking Protocols by Radia Perlman

haberman · 2011-04-25 · Original thread
I presume you're referring to this book?

(I'm posting the link here because it took some searching to find the right book and in its current edition).

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