I’ve been speed reading through this text book “Computer Networks: A Systems Approach” and would recommend to teachers to consider this text book for college/university coursework on data networking. I’m not a teacher or trained educator but Bruce Davie was a professor at Stanford and today is VMware CTO for Asia Pacific.
Text books don’t have to be expensive so perhaps this could help institutions to focus on students and their needs. You can check this book out with Git and also add to the content. Nice.
This site contains source text for Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, now available under terms of the Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0) license. The community is invited to contribute corrections, improvements, updates, and new material under the same terms.
Like many open source software projects, this one has been seeded with once restricted content: the 5th edition of Peterson and Davie, copyrighted by Elsevier. Our hope is that open sourcing this material will both make it widely available and serve as an attractor for new content: updating what’s already there, expanding it to cover new topics, and augmenting the text with additional teaching collateral.
We will initially play an editorial role (curating and wordsmithing) for contributions that come back, but our plan is to share ownership of the project with others committed to its success.
Preface · Computer Networks: A Systems Approach : https://book.systemsapproach.org/