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Home Networking Annoyances

Errata for Home Networking Annoyances

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Page xii
"O'Reilly Would Like to Hear from You" section, lines 10-12

You can access this page at: ---------- SHOULD BE: ---------- You can access this page via:

Page 7
3rd para under "fix"; also "tip" box in lower left

Shielded cable is correctly described as the inclusion of metal shield(s) covering the wires in the cable construction. However, plenum cable refers to the type of plastic used in the outer jacket covering the cable. This is a separate issue from shielding. Both plenum and regular cable are available shielded and un-shielded. Shielded cable can provide better immunity from electrical interference from other sources, but is rarely used. Plenum cable uses a type of plastic whose flame-spread and toxic-smoke-generating properties are less hazardous than non-plenum cable. Fire and electrical safety codes require the use of plenum-rated cable in ductwork or any HVAC air-circulating space, and often require it's use in any concealed spaces, such as above ceilings, in walls, etc. The plastic jacket is also tougher. Plenum cable is more expensive, but well worth the extra cost.

Page 124
In sidebar in the top-left corner, the erroneous "ISP annoyances"

at the end of the first para should be removed.

Page 158
Sidebar, second paragraph

Text says: It's a complicated series of hex characters, Should say: It's a complicated series of characters, which can be hex or ASCII.