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Unformatted text preview: , although some programs (such as Traceroute) may not be
provided on all systems. Typographical Conventions
When we display interactive input and output we'll show our typed input in a bold font,
and the computer output like this. Comments are added in italics.
bsdi % telnet svr4 discard
connect to the discard server
this line and next output by Telnet client
Connected to svr4.
Also, we always include the name of the system as part of the shell prompt (bsdi in this
example) to show on which host the command was run.
Throughout the text we'll use indented, parenthetical notes such as this to describe historical points or
implementation details. We sometimes refer to the complete description of a command in the Unix manual as in
ifconfig(8). This notation, the name of the command followed by a number in
parentheses, is the normal way of referring to Unix commands. The number in parentheses is
the section number in the Unix manual of the "manual page" for the command, where
additional information can be located. Unfortunately not all Unix systems organize their
manuals the same, with regard to the section numbers used for various groupings of
commands. We'll use the BSD-style section numbers (which is the same for BSD-derived
systems such as SunOS 4.1.3), but your manuals may be organized differently. Acknowledgments
file:///D|/Documents%20and%20Settings/bigini/Docum...i/homenet2run/tcpip/tcp-ip-illustrated/preface.htm (4 of 6) [12/09/2001 14.46.28] Preface Although the author's name is the only one to appear on the cover, the combined effort of
many people is required to produce a quality text book. First and foremost is the author's
family, who put up with the long and weird hours that go into writing a book. Thank you
once again, Sally, Bill, Ellen, and David.
The consulting editor, Brian Kernighan, is undoubtedly the best in the business. He was the
first one to read various drafts of the manuscript and mark it up with his infinite supply of
red pens. His attention to detail, his continual prodding for readabl...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/04/2014 for the course ECE EL5373 taught by Professor Guoyang during the Spring '12 term at NYU Poly.
- Spring '12