Online Appendices

Here, we’ve collated a set of resources and information relevant to working with TCP/IP, especially on Windows PCs (desktop and server versions are mostly alike, especially when it comes to the IP stack implementation and command-line utilities for same). Our list of items includes an overview of Windows command-line IP tools, the hosts file that provides default and fallback name resolution (including for loopback and other built-in addresses), links to important RFCs, address classes, online resources and more. We invite you to dig into these items, and to use them as you need them.

Command-Line IP Utilities

Hosts File

Important RFCs

IPv4 Address Classes

Key IP Resources Online

NetBIOS over TCP/IP, and WINS

Understanding Basic Binary Arithmetic

Windows 7, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Registry Settings

Working with Subnet Masks and Supernets

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