TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 3 covers four major topics of great importance to anyone working TCP/IP. It contains the first thorough treatment of TCP for transactions, commonly known as T/TCP, an extension to TCP that makes client-server transactions faster and more efficient. Next, the book covers two popular applications of T/TCP, the very hot topic of HTTP (the Hypertext Transfer Protocol), the foundation for the World Wide Web, and NNTP (the Network News Transfer Protocol), the basis for the Usenet news system. Both of these topics have increased in significance as the Internet has exploded in size and usage. Finally, the book covers UNIX Domain Protocols, protocols that are used heavily in UNIX implementations.