“Architecture of Network Systems” this book should be in your reading list.

November 6th I started reading Architecture of Network Systems, I finished it today. It was a most informative read.
If you are new to networking or want to have a better understand of network architecture from basic level. This is a must read book.

The amount of detail in Physical layer hardware, from switch fabrics and processors used in networking, makes this on of the best books I have read on Networking in a long time. Also the detail discussion of various layers in networking stack and their functions. The chapter dealing with QOS and security is very well worth the cost of the book.

In previous post I had mention the Author names, but here they are again: Dimitrios Serpanos and Tilman Wolf.