BGP BooksAmazon isn't the cheapest online bookstore, but they do have the best information on books, in my opinion.
by Iljitsch van Beijnum
In essence, I wrote the book I wish I had when I first started out with BGP. It explains current interdomain routing practices, including AS number and IP addressing issues, and has real-world BGP examples for Cisco routers.
Internet Routing Architectures|
by Sam Halabi
Very detailed description of BGP, with Cisco example configurations.
Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook|
by William R. Parkhurst
This book is structured as a reference manual for the BGP commands in Cisco IOS, but it offers more: for each command, there is at least one example that shows how the command is used.
BGP4 Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet|
by John W. Stewart
Haven't read it. Shorter than the others at 137 pages (and cheaper). I hear it's good, with a detailed protocol description and operational details.
Big Book of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) RFCs|
by Pete Loshin, et al.
Haven't read it. Just the RFCs.
Books on Computer Networking in General
Routing in the Internet|
by Christian Huitema
The former chairman of the Internet Architecture Board describes many of the core Internet protocols (including IPv6) and shares some insight in the more political issues, such as OSI vs IPv6.
Interconnections, Second Edition: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols|
by Radia Perlman
Excellent in-depth treatment of routing and switching. Some info on interdomain routing.
by Craig Partridge
This is a very good book on gigabit speed networking in general and descriptions of several technologies, including fiber optics, cell networking and ATM, host performance and QoS.
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet|
by Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
Describes the early days of the Internet, or rather, the ARPANET. Very interesting.
by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Classic textbook on computer networking. Covers everything from layering (the OSI model), transmission media, error detection and correction, sliding windows to congestion control and much, much more.
Gigabit Ethernet: Migrating to High-Bandwidth Lans|
by Jayant Kadambi, Mohan Kalkunte, Ian Crayford
Excellent book on Ethernet, with many interesting things on 10, 100 and 1000 megabit Ethernet. The book goes into great detail.
The Protocols (TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1) |
by W. Richard Stevens
Covers many protocols from the TCP/IP family, but the 120 pages on TCP alone makes the book worth buying.
Cisco IOS in a Nutshell|
by James Boney
Good primer on Cisco IOS configuration in general.
Hardening Cisco Routers
by Thomas Akin|
On securing Cisco routers.
by Ravi Malhotra
Practical routing using Cisco routers.