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O'Reilly has published several new books for systems administrators.

IP Routing (ISBN: 0-596-00275-0, $34.95), by Ravi Malhotra, introduces IP routing as it is implemented using Cisco routers. Each section of the book leads the reader through the basics of configuring routing protocols, beginning with the simplest, Routing Information Protocol (RIP). Malhotra moves on to more complex routing protocols in subsequent chapters, including the Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIP-2), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).

Among the questions Malhotra addresses are: What is the packet-forwarding process? How is the routing table maintained? How do Distance Vector algorithms work? How do classful and classless route lookups differ? These and other concepts are illustrated in Malhotra's discussions of traditional routing protocols. Malhotra also provides a detailed presentation of Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4).

Another recent O'Reilly publication, Programming with Qt, second edition (ISBN: 0-596-00064-2, $39.95), by Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, is an update to his tutorial-style manual.

The book shows how to use all of the Qt GUI elements, and covers advanced topics like 2-D transformations and drag-and-drop. The book contains exercises and fully worked out answers to make learning easy, debugging hints, and instructions for reading and writing XML documents. Among the new features in the second edition is a new chapter on network programming.

Also recently published by O'Reilly is Windows 2000 Performance Guide (ISBN: 0-56592-466-5, $44.95), by Mark Friedman and Odysseas Pentakalos.

This book explains how Windows 2000 and its associated hardware components work, how to tell when the performance of an application running under Windows 2000 is not optimal, and what can be done about it. The authors focus on practical problem solving, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting performance measurement data. The book includes information on processor performance, application profiling and hardware considerations, multiprocessing, memory and paging, file cache, disk performance, networking, and IIS.

Source: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 800/998-9938;

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Title Annotation:'IP Routing' by Ravi Malhotra, 'Programming with Qt', second edition by Matthias Kale Dalheimer and 'Windows 2000 Performance Guide' byMark Friedman and Odysseas Pentakalos
Publication:Computers in Libraries
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Apr 1, 2002
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