All technical documents have errors, and The TCP/IP Guide is no exception.
For your convenience, I list here any mistakes or issues that have been
identified in published versions of the Guide. Any errata listed for the
most recent version of The TCP/IP Guide will be corrected in the next
Note that only technical errors are listed here; typos and
minor non-content errors are marked for correction in my source document,
but not listed here (as they are not essential to know in order to
understand the material, and would clutter the list.)
NOTE: These errata are for the electronic version of The TCP/IP
Guide. For errata covering The TCP/IP Guide print book, please see
this page instead.
This is the latest version of the electronic edition. The
following errata have been identified; the page number refers to the page in
the downloadable TCP/IP Guide PDF; the link for the page number goes to the
matching page in the online edition:
Page 378: "The total number of hosts needed is thus 196" should read
"The total number of hosts needed is thus 190".
Page 399: In Figure 80, the last octet in the binary representation
of Subnet #0, Host #2 is shown as "00000001" when it should be
Page 1025: "Finally, if an amount of time equal to Expires seconds
elapses, the master name server will stop serving data from the zone until
it re-establishes contact with the primary name server." should read
"Finally, if an amount of time equal to Expires seconds elapses, the
slave name server will stop serving data from the zone until it
re-establishes contact with the primary name server.".
Page 1109: "In fact, the successor to RFC 1497 is RFC 1533, which
officially merges BOOTP vendor extensions and BOOTP options into the
same standard." should read "In fact, the successor to RFC 1497 is RFC
1533, which officially merges BOOTP vendor extensions and DHCP
options into the same standard.".
In Table 187, in the row for the field "CHAddr", "address of the client
sending a BOOTREPLY" should read "address of the client sending a
1291: In Table 224, the encoding "%26" is shown as corresponding to
the "%" character; it really is for the "&" character.
Page 63: "concepts of seven stacked layers" should read "consists
of seven stacked layers".
NOTE: Versions 1.0 and 2.0 contained numerous errors and
small problems, only some of which were documented here. Those who purchased
those versions should contact me for a free download
of version 3.0.
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