Below is a list of books, RFCs, white papers, and other documents that I tend to keep on my desk or bookmarked in my browser, because they contain a wealth of information and I find myself referring to them often.


No Starch Press

Cisco Press





IT Revolution


  • 1918 – Address Allocation for Private Internets
  • 2822 – Internet Message Format
  • 2827 – Defeating Denial of Service Attacks which employ IP Source Address Spoofing
  • 3704 – Ingress Filtering for Multihomed Networks
  • 5635 – Remote Triggered Black Hole Filtering with Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
  • 6177 – IPv6 Address Assignment to End Sites


  • The Internet Protocol Journal – This is free (as in beer) technical publication for Internet and Intranet professionals. Published by Cisco, this journal contains articles about technology from every layer of the OSI model and should complement any book collection. Sign-up for the publication here.
  • Linux Journal – One of the better Linux magazines you can subscribe, the skill level of articles range from beginner to advanced kernel hacking.
  • Linux User & Developer – If you like Linux and want to read developer related articles, this is the magazine for you. Subscribe here.
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