TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows – This book is a structured, introductory approach to the basic concepts and principles of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite, how the most important protocols function, and their basic configuration in the Windows XP & Server 2003 operating systems. This book is primarily a discussion of concepts and principles to lay a conceptual foundation for the TCP/IP protocol suite and provides an integrated discussion of both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
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Additional TCP/IP Resources:
- How To: Harden the TCP/IP Stack – "Patterns & Practices Security Guidance"
- Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Implementation Details (Overview & White Paper) – These papers describe the implementation of the TCP/IP protocol stack in the Windows XP & Server 2003 family and is a supplement to the Windows Server 2003 Help and Support Center and Technical Reference documentation.
- PortQry Command Line Port Scanner – is a command-line utility that you can use to help troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity issues. The utility reports the port status of TCP and UDP ports on a computer you choose. For details, see KB310099 and description.
- Port Reporter – logs TCP and UDP port activity on a local Windows system. Port Reporter is a small application that runs as a service logging which ports are used, which process is using the port, if the process is a service, which modules the process has loaded and which user account is running the process. (Port Reporter Parser Tool is a log parser for Port Reporter log files. Port Reporter Parser has many features that can help you analyze Port Reporter log files.)
NOTE: Description of Microsoft Port Numbers & All Port Numbers