Computer Networks and Internets with Internet Applications

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For one-semester, undergraduate/graduate introductory computer networking courses in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CIS, MIS, and Business Departments. Written by a best-selling author and leading computer networking authority, this text builds a comprehensive picture of the technologies behind Internet applications. Ideal for those with little or no background in the subject, the book answers the basic question "how do computer networks and Internets operate?" in the broadest sense and 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 more

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  • Mixed media product | 768 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 29mm | 1,126g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 013123627X
  • 9780131236271
  • 2,068,897

About Douglas E. Comer

Douglas E. Comer is a professor at Purdue University, where he teaches popular computer networking courses. He consults for industry and teaches hundreds of professionals and diverse audiences around the world about the Internet at professional conferences and in onsite presentations. His series of books on networking and TCP/IP protocols receives high acclaim; his books are popular worldwide. One of the researchers who contributed to the formation of the Internet in the late 1970s and 1980s, he has served on the Internet Architecture Board, and is a Fellow of the more

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"I just could not put it down before I finished it. It was simply superb." - Lalit y. Raju, Regional Engineering College, India "An excellent book for beginners and professionals alike. The coverage is comprehensive and up-to-date (including IP Telephony and NAT). The chapters are concise and easy to follow, a hallmark of Dr. Comer's writing style." -John Lin, Bell Labsshow more

Table of contents

I. USING AND BUILDING INTERNET APPLICATIONS. 1. Introduction. 2. Motivation and Tools. 3. Network Programming and Applications. II. DATA TRANSMISSION. 4. Transmission Media. 5. Local Asynchronous Communication RS-232. 6. Long-Distance Communication Carriers, Modulation, and Modems. III. 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 and Local Loop 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. IV. 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 (CMP). 24. UDP: Datagram Transport Service. 25. TCP: Reliable Transport Service. 26. Network Address Translation. 27. Internet Routing. V. NETWORK APPLICATIONS. 28. Client-Server Interaction. 29. The Socket Interface. 30. Example of a Client and a Server. 31. Naming with the Domain Name System. 32. Electronic Mail Representation and Transfer. 33. IP Telephony VoIP. 34. File Transfer and Remote File Access. 35. World Wide Web Pages and Browsing. 36. Dynamic Web Document Technologies CGI, ASP, JSP, PHP, ColdFusion. 37. Active Web Document Technologies Java, JavaScript. 38. RPC and Middleware. 39. Network Management SNMP. 40. Network Security. 41. 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. Bibliography. more