Computer Networks and Internets

Computer Networks and Internets

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If you really want to understand how the Internet and other computer networks operate, start with Computer Networks and Internets, Third Edition. Douglas E. Comer, who helped build the Internet, presents an up-to-the-minute tour of the Internet and internetworking, from low-level data transmission wiring all the way up to Web services and Internet application software. The new edition contains extensive coverage of network programming, plus authoritative introductions to many new Internet protocols and technologies, from CIDR addressing to Network Address Translation (NAT). Comer explains every networking layer, showing how facilities and services provided by one layer are used and extended in the next. Discover how networking hardware utilizes carrier signals, modulation and encoding; why internets use packet switching; how LANs, local loops, WANs, public and private networks work; and how protocols like TCP support internetworking. Understand the client/server model at the heart of most network applications, and master key Internet technologies such as CGI, DNS, E-mail, ADSL, and cable modems. This new edition includes a complete new chapter on static and automatic Internet routing, introducing key concepts such as Autonomous Systems and hop metrics; as well as detailed coverage of label switching and virtual circuits.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 720 pages
  • 180.34 x 228.6 x 40.64mm | 1,270.05g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 3rd Revised United States ed
  • 0130914495
  • 9780130914491

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Motivation and Tools. 3. Network Programming and Applications. I. DATA TRANSMISSION. 4. Transmission Media. 5. Local Asynchronous Communication (RS-232). 6. Long-Distance Communication (Carriers, Modulation, and Modems). II. PACKET TRANSMISSION. 7. Packets, Frames and Error Detection. 8. LAN Technologies and Network Topology. 9. Hardware Addressing and Frame Type Identification. 10. LAN Wiring, Physical Topology, and Interface Hardware. 11. Extending LANs: Fiber Modems, Repeaters, Bridges, and Switches. 12. Long-Distance Digital Connection Technologies. 13. WAN Technologies and Routing. 14. Connection-Oriented Networking and ATM. 15. Network Characteristics: Ownership, Service Paradigm, and Performance. 16. Protocols and Layering. III. INTERNETWORKING. 17. Internetworking: Concepts, Architecture, and Protocols. 18. IP: Internet Protocol Addresses. 19. Binding Protocol Addresses (ARP). 20. IP Datagrams and Datagram Forwarding. 21. IP Encapsulation, Fragmentation, and Reassembly. 22. The Future IP (IPv6). 23. An Error Reporting Mechanism (ICMP). 24. TCP: Reliable Transport Service. 25. Internet Routing. IV. NETWORK APPLICATIONS. 26. Client-Server Interaction. 27. The Socket Interface. 28. Example of a Client and a Server. 29. Naming with the Domain Name System. 30. Electronic Mail Representation and Transfer. 31. File Transfer and Remote File Access. 32. World Wide Web Pages and Browsing. 33. Dynamic Web Document Technologies (CGI, ASP, JSP, PHP, Cold Fusion). 34. Technology for Active Web Documents (Java, JavaScript). 35. RPC and Middleware. 36. Network Management (SNMP). 37. Network Security. 38. Initialization (Configuration). Appendix 1: Glossary of Networking Terms and Abbreviations. Appendix 2: The ASCII Character Set. Appendix 3: Address Masks in Dotted Decimal. Appendix 4: How to Use the CD-ROM Included with this Book. Appendix 5: Building a Network at Home with NAT. Appendix 6: The Undergrad Networking Lab at Purdue. Bibliography. Index.show more

About Douglas E. Comer

Douglas E. Comer is an internationally recognized TCP/IP expert and consultant. As former chairman of the DARPA Distributed Systems Architecture Board and the CSNET Technical Committee, and member of the Internet Activities Board, he has helped lead the Internet's development, evolution, and growth. He created Prentice Hall PTR's The Complete TCP/IP Training Course.show more

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