Understanding IP Addressing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know is a comprehensive guide to the world of IP addressing, the system used to uniquely identify devices on the internet. Written by Chuck Semeria and Tom Maufer, the book takes a practical, hands-on approach to IP addressing, with a focus on understanding the underlying concepts and how they work in practice.

The book begins by introducing the basics of IP addressing, including the differences between IPv4 and IPv6, how IP addresses are assigned and managed, and how subnetting works. From there, it covers more advanced topics such as IP routing, network address translation (NAT), and virtual private networks (VPNs).

One of the key strengths of Understanding IP Addressing is its focus on real-world examples and use cases. The book provides examples of how IP addressing is used in real-world scenarios, such as configuring a home network, implementing a corporate network, and connecting to the internet.

Throughout the book, Semeria and Maufer provide clear explanations and examples, making it easy to understand even the most complex concepts. They also include tips and best practices for working with IP addressing, including guidelines for IP address allocation, subnetting, and network design.

Whether you’re a beginner just getting started with IP addressing or an experienced network administrator looking to deepen your knowledge, Understanding IP Addressing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know is an invaluable resource. With its practical guidance and real-world examples, this book is sure to help you become a more effective and efficient network professional.