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IMHO, the references on TCP/IP and Unix network programming are TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 and Unix Network Programming, Volume 1, 3rd Edition, both the late W. Richard Stevens.
Those are excellent picks, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend reading Network Programming with Perl in order to make those even more accessible.
(I remember how I felt after the first 30 or so pages of TCP/IPI-v1....)
I Go Back to Sleep, Now.
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