The Principles of Computer Networking

The Principles of Computer Networking

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This 1989 book provides an introduction to the immensely important area of computer networking. The book covers everything from systems linked by telephone lines to tightly coupled networks of processors using high speed links, and the correspondingly broad range of techniques that are needed. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of the principles that may rapidly become out of date. However, detailed discussion of standards and systems is given where they are widely accepted and likely to be long-lasting. In particular the ARPANET and OSI standards are discussed. The author's style is extremely accessible, and many real-life examples are given to illustrate the more

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"There is a lot of material in this book, and it is likely to be useful as a source book for upper-level undergraduate communications engineers and conputer scientists." Choiceshow more

Table of contents

1. Data transmission; 2. Error detection and recovery; 3. Shared media; 4. Flow control; 5. Network routing and congestion; 6. Network service and interface; 7. Terminal support; 8. Presentation; 9. File transfer and access; 10. Network mail; 11. Application level services; 12. Performance and system issues; 13. Network management; 14. Security and authentication; 15. Gateways; 16. Standards; Glossary; more