Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Network Flow Analysis" By Michael W. Lucas, 1st Edition.

A network administrator’s companion

What is a network administrator? What does a network administrator do? What are some tools that network administrators can utilize to maintain their network? These are but a few questions that are answered within this book.

To get a brief taste of what the book is about, Michael W. Lucas conveniently summarizes it by saying that:

“This book will take network administrators through building a flow-based network management system out of any free Unix-like operating system, freely available software, and existing network hardware.”

I found the writing style of Michael to be quite enjoyable with his fluid writing structure, easy to understand text, real world examples, and bits of his own personal humor.

In his book, Michael focuses on the flow fundamentals, collections, sensors, filters, and other various topics which are valuable to any network administrator. This book is geared more towards network administrators and system administrators, but to be honest, anyone in the IT industry can benefit from this book.

Overall I give this book 5/5 stars.