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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 6. Networking Fundamentals

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.

—Thomas Paine[1]

[1] Paine, Thomas. The Age of Reason, ed. Philip S. Foner. New York: Citadel Press, 1974, p. 50.

The purpose of network software is to take a client request for a resource, execute the request on the remote machine containing the requested resource, and return the results to the client. Before networking functionality was built into operating systems, this was a nontrivial ...

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