My Last Email with W. Richard Stevens


In the fall of 1998 I joined the AFCERT. I became acquainted with the amazing book TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols by W. Richard Stevens. About a year later I exchanged emails with Mr. Stevens. Here is the last exchange, as forwarded from my AFCERT email address to my home email.

From "Capt Richard Bejtlich - Real Time Chief" Mon Sep  6 18:27:35 1999
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-------- Original Message --------
From: (W. Richard Stevens)
Subject: Re: TCP/IP Illustrated Vol I 2nd ed?
To: Capt Richard Bejtlich - Real Time Chief

[In your message of Aug 18,  2:37pm you write:]
> Your books are excellent and everyone in my office relies upon them!  

Many thanks.
> Do you plan on writing a second edition of TCP/IP Illustrated Vol 1 (The
> Protocols)?  I see you have written second editions of UNIX Network
> Programming, and I'm wondering if the TCP/IP books are next.

Actually, I am first working on a revision of my APUE book, then it
will be time for TCP Vol. 1.  I am hesitant to start on TCP Vol. 1
too soon, given the "uncertain" status of IPv6 at the present.  I keep
hoping things will settle down with IPv6 and vendors will start shipping
real implementations.

Rich Stevens


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