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Old 12-08-2003
Unix Network Programming

I am going to purchase Unix Network Programming by Stevens. The only question I have is which edition to buy. The older (early 90's) edition, or the newer (late 90's) edition. I know conventional thinking would point to the latest ( and greatest?), but I wanted to get some feedback from the forum.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Old 12-10-2003
Purchase the newest because it might have less typos Smilie Then again, purchase the old one if you want to have a few extra typos to challenge your programming skills

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Old 12-10-2003
When Rich wrote the 2nd edition he added over 500 pages of material expanding the book into two volumes. Anytime you redo a project like that it gets better. But I don't agree that the first edition has fewer typos. The 2nd edition was too massive of a revision.

Now that Rich is no longer with us, two other guys have taken over the project. The first volume of edition 3 is out. I was browsing it at the bookstore. Among the new subjects I noticed: IPv6, Virtual Networks, Datalink programming, IPsec, and SCTP.

I'm going to get edition 3 and that's what I recommend. The only reason to go with edition 1 is to save money. You could probably pick one up cheap on ebay.
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Old 12-10-2003
I'm sure Perderabo is correct if the second edition has 500 pages of expanded material. I have two copies the first edition and loved them. I don't recall if I ever purchaed or read the follow-on editions, it has been so long ago.

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