Welcome to Peer-to-Peer Communications LLC
Peer-to-Peer Communications publishes computer science history books.
- The book that documents a pristine early version of Thompson and Ritchie’sUNIX kernel, code widely considered the most elegant/efficient ever written
- Used (as of Fall 2005) as an operating system textbook at MIT!
- Named “Book of the Year” by Unix Review magazine
- The most famous suppressed book in computer history
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- The original-source technical reports documenting the initial construction and connection of the ARPANET, the world’s first ‘real’ heterogeneous computer network (the direct predecessor of today’s Internet)
- The earliest RFCs (Request for Comments), the researchers’ write-ups of design problems encountered and resolved, which were de facto the ARPANET’s and later the Internet’s essential reference documents. A few of these have never before been published!
- Forewords by networking pioneers Leonard Kleinrock and Steve Crocker
- An early feasibility study arguing such a network could work.
contains decades worth of the best April Fools’ Day techie pranks (i.e. fake RFCs) that mischievous IETF minds foisted upon an often unsuspecting world. Get a copy for all the Netheads in your life (virtual life too!) with a sense of humor.
“engineer humor at its finest — geeks making up stuff to amuse other geeks” — Boing Boing, 5/4/2007
- A unique cross-platform comparison of how fundamental functions are handled by UNIX, Windows 3.x, DOS, and Mach .
- Named as one of Top 10 Books of 1996 by Unix Review Magazine
- Extensively describes fundamental kernel functions (e.g. bootstrap, memory allocation, and x86 specifics) as well as newer concepts such as dynamic configuration, role-based security, and threads.
- Click here for an overview of their Operating System Source Code Secrets Series.