The Illustrated Network

The Illustrated Network : How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network

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The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network, Second Edition presents an illustrated explanation on how TCP/IP works, using consistent examples from a working network configuration that includes servers, routers and workstations. Diagnostic traces allow the reader to follow the discussion with unprecedented clarity and precision. True to its title, there are 330+ diagrams and screenshots, as well as topology diagrams and a unique repeating chapter opening diagram. Illustrations are also used as end-of-chapter questions. Based on examples of a complete and modern network, all the material comes from real objects connected and running on the network.

The book emphasizes the similarities across all networks, since all share similar components, from the smallest LAN to the global internet. Layered protocols are the rule, and all hosts attached to the Internet run certain core protocols to enable their applications to function properly.

This second edition includes updates throughout, along with four completely new chapters that introduce developments that have occurred since the publication of the first edition, including optical networking, cloud concepts and VXLAN.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 936 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 45.72mm | 1,770g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128110279
  • 9780128110270
  • 703,426

Table of contents

Part I: Networking Basics 1. Protocols and Layers 2. TCP/IP Protocols and Devices 3. Network Link Technologies 4. Packet Optical Networks and Forward Error Correction

Part II: Core Protocols 5. IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing 6. Address Resolution Protocol 7. IPv4 and IPv6 Headers 8. Internet Control Message Protocol 9. Routing 10. Forwarding IP Packets 11. User Datagram Protocol 12. Transmission Control Protocol 13. Multiplexing and Sockets

Part III. Routing and Routing Protocols 14. Routing and Peering 15. IGPs: RIP, OSPF, and IS-IS 16. Border Gateway Protocol 17. Expanded Uses for BGP 18. Multicast

Part IV. IP Switching and VPNs 19. MPLS and IP Switching 20. MPLS-Based Virtual Private Networks 21. EVPN and VXLAN

Part V. Application Level 22. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 23. The Domain Name System 24. File Transfer Protocol 25. SMTP and Email 26. Hypertext Transfer Protocol 27. Securing Sockets with SSL

Part VI. Network Management 28. Simple Network Management Protocol 29. Cloud, SDN, and NFV

Part VII. Security 30. Secure Shell (Remote Access) 31. Network Address Translation 32. Firewalls 33. IP Security

Part VIII: Media 34. Voice over Internet Protocol
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About Walter Goralski

Walter Goralski has worked in the telecommunications and networking industry all his professional life. He has worked with and programmed WANs, LANs, and inter-vendor communications systems. He has been a programmer, project manager, communications cabling specialist, consultant, course developer, technical trainer, and university professor at the graduate level. He joined Juniper Networks in 2000 after 8 years as a technical trainer and currently holds the title of Technical Lead in the Information and Learning Experience department. Goralski is the author of 15 books about networking technologies.
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