Computer Networks and Internets, with Internet Applications

Computer Networks and Internets, with Internet Applications : United States Edition

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Appropriate for introductory computer networking courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CIS, MIS, and Business Departments.Written by a best-selling author and leading computer networking authority, Computer Networks and Internets, Third Edition builds a comprehensive picture of the technologies behind Internet applications. Ideal for those with little or no background in the subject, the text answers the basic question "how do computer networks and Internets operate?" in the broadest sense and now includes an early optional introduction to network programming and applications. The text provides a comprehensive, self-contained tour through all of networking from the lowest levels of data transmission and wiring to the highest levels of application software, explaining how underlying technologies provide services and how Internet applications use those services. At each level, it shows how the facilities and services provided by lower levels are used and extended in the next level. For instructors who want to emphasize Internet technologies and applications, the book provides substantial sections on Internetworking and Network Applications that can serve as a focus for a course. An accompanying multimedia CD-ROM and Website provide opportunities for a variety of hands-on experiences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 180.34 x 228.6 x 40.64mm | 1,270.05g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 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.
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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.
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