Media praise for Ethernet: The Definitive Guide

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"A comprehensive and practical source of information on the entire Ethernet system... This super book shows how Ethernet components can be combined to create Ethernet LANs. While some basic network designs are shown in the book, there are an infinite number of network designs that can be built using Ethernet, ranging from the smallest workgroup on up to very large enterprise networks that support tens of thousands of computers."--Dale Farris, Golden Triangle PC Club February 2003

"Absolutely the most complete collection of information about the Ethernet that I have found in one location...I recommend reading it and following all the advice it offers. This is a great reference text and has more answers than I have questions."
--Joe Mizer, North Orange County Computer Club, Nov 2002

"If you've been occupied with networking for any length of time, you've undoubtedly acquired a lot of information about Ethernet. O'Reilly's 'Ethernet: The Definitive Guide,' however, brings to light just how little the average administrator actually knows about it.. found the separate coverage of fiber optic and twisted-pair mediums throughout the book to be its greatest asset...The diagrams and illustrations throughout the book accentuate the topics and are done quite brilliantly... it's readily apparent on every page that Mr. Spurgeon knows the topic inside and out...This is the single-source book that explains the real details."
--Emmett Dulaney, Unixreview.com, Nov 2001

"Ethernet is little understood but it is needed to run most of the world around us. This particular O'Reilly volume is one of the better ones. It sets out to explain the complexities of ethernet and it does that very well Charles Spurgeon knows his spaghetti from his network stuff .. This is a brilliant O'Reilly publication. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Ethernet."
--Richard Ibbotson, Sheffield Linux User's Group, Feb 2001

"a well-researched and well-written book."
--Jon Grieble, Tucson Computer Society, July 2000

"As a former Unix system administrator turned IT development manager, this book is a must-have for my personal library."
--John Owen, HP/Works PING, Sept 2000

"it is readily apparent on every page that Mr. Spurgeon knows the topic inside and out...This is the single-source book that explains the real details."
--Emmett Dulaney, UnixReview.com, Nov 2001