When I started the second edition in 1996 I just started with the Sockets chapter, seeing how big it got. I had originally planned to include IPC (Chapter 3 in the 1990 edition) and applications (the last half of the 1990 edition) but they just don't fit.
The second edition of UNIX Network Programming will therefore appear in multiple volumes.
This volume alone is about 70% bigger than the entire 1990 edition (290,000 words versus 170,000).
The Preface (go back with your browser) contains a detailed listing of what has changed since the 1990 edition, and what new topics are covered.
This volume is an update of Chapter 3 from the 1990 edition, along with the newer Posix 1003.1b-1993 realtime IPC (what used to be called Posix.4), Sun RPC, and the new Solaris doors API. Check the Preface for a detailed listing of what has changed since the 1990 edition, and what new topics are covered.
This volume is about 140,000 words so the combined Volumes 1 and 2 are about 2.5 times the size of the 1990 edition.
I have not yet started this volume, and have no estimated completion date.
The 1990 edition will remain in print until Volume 3 is published.