Computer Networks

Computer Networks

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Appropriate for courses titled Computer Networking or Introduction to Networking at both the undergraduate and graduate level in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CIS, MIS, and Business Departments. In this highly anticipated revision, Tanenbaum takes a structured approach to explaining how networks work from the inside out. He starts with an explanation of the physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems; then works his way up to network applications. Tanenbaum's in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web (both client- and server-side); and multimedia (including voice over IP, Internet radio video on demand, video conferencing, and streaming media. Each chapter follows a consistent approach: Tanenbaum presents key principles, then illustrates them utilizing real-world example networks that run through the entire book-the Internet, and wireless networks, including Wireless LANs, broadband wireless and Bluetooth. This new Fourth Edition contains a new chapter devoted exclusively to network security.The textbook is supplemented by a Solutions Manual, as well as a Website containing PowerPoint slides, art in various forms, and other tools for instruction, including a protocol simulator whereby students can develop and test their own network protocols.show more

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  • Hardback | 912 pages
  • 185.42 x 236.22 x 40.64mm | 1,474.17g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Revised US ed
  • 0130661023
  • 9780130661029
  • 1,180,131

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The world's leading introduction to networking--fully updated for tomorrow's key technologies."Computer Networks, Fourth Edition" is the ideal introduction to today's networks--and tomorrow's. This classic best seller has been thoroughly updated to reflect the newest and most important networking technologies with a special emphasis on wireless networking, including 802.11, Bluetooth, broadband wireless, ad hoc networks, i-mode, and WAP. But fixed networks have not been ignored either with coverage of ADSL, gigabit Ethernet, peer-to-peer networks, NAT, and MPLS. And there is lots of new material on applications, including over 60 pages on the Web, plus Internet radio, voice over IP, and video on demand.Finally, the coverage of network security has been revised and expanded to fill an entire chapter.Author, educator, and researcher Andrew S. Tanenbaum, winner of the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, carefully explains how networks work on the inside, from underlying hardware at the physical layer up through the top-level application layer. Tanenbaum covers all this and more: Physical layer (e.g., copper, fiber, wireless, satellites, and Internet over cable)Data link layer (e.g., protocol principles, protocol verification, HDLC, and PPP)MAC Sublayer (e.g., gigabit Ethernet, 802.11, broadband wireless, and switching)Network layer (e.g., routing algorithms, congestion control, QoS, IPv4, and IPv6)Transport layer (e.g., socket programming, UDP, TCP, RTP, and network performance)Application layer (e.g., e-mail, the Web, PHP, wireless Web, MP3, and streaming audio)Network security (e.g., AES, RSA, quantum cryptography, IPsec, and Web security)The book gives detailed descriptions of the principles associated with each layer and presents many examples drawn from the Internet and wireless networks.show more

About Andrew S. Tanenbaum

ANDREW S. TANENBAUM is Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Scientific Director of ASCI, a Dutch graduate school established by leading universities throughout the Netherlands. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM. Other books Tanenbaum has authored or co-authored include Structured Computer Organization, Fourth Edition; Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Second Edition; Modern Operating Systems, Second Edition; and Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms (all from Prentice Hall).show more

Table of contents

Preface. 1 Introduction. Uses of Computer Networks. Network Hardware. Network Software. Reference Models. Example Networks. Network Standardization. Metric Units. Outline of the Rest of the Book. Summary. 2 The Physical Layer. The Theoretical Basis For Data Communication. Guided Transmission Media. Wireless Transmission. Communication Satellites. The Public Switched Telephone Network. The Mobile Telephone System. Cable Television. Summary. 3 The Data Link Layer. Data Link Layer Design Issues. Error Detection and Correction. Elementary Data Link Protocols. Sliding Window Protocols. Protocol Verification. Example Data Link Protocols. Summary. 4. The Medium Access Control Sublayer. The Channel Allocation Problem. Multiple Access Protocols. Ethernet. Wireless Lans. Broadband Wireless. Bluetooth. Data Link Layer Switching. Summary. 5. The Network Layer. Network Layer Design Issues. Routing Algorithms. Congestion Control Algorithms. Quality of Service. Internetworking. The Network Layer in the Internet. Summary. 6. The Transport Layer. The Transport Service. Elements of Transport Protocols. A Simple Transport Protocol. The Internet Transport Protocols: UDP. The Internet Transport Protocols: TCP. Performance Issues. Summary. 7. The Application Layer. DNS-he Domain Name System. Electronic Mail. The World Wide Web. Multimedia. Summary. 8. Network Security. Cryptography. Symmetric-Key Algorithms. Public-Key Algorithms. Digital Signatures. Management of Public Keys. Communication Security. Authentication Protocols. E-Mail Security. Web Security. Social Issues. Summary. 9. Reading List and Bibliography. Suggestions For Further Reading. Alphabetical Bibliography. Index.show more