TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 3 : TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the UNIX Domain Protocols (paperback)
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 100 x 100 x 100mm | 100g
- 01 Feb 2016
- Pearson Education (US)
- Addison Wesley
- Boston, United States
Other books in this series
05 Nov 2015
15 Nov 2011
05 Jun 2013
01 Nov 1999
15 Jan 2018
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Volume 3 provides detailed coverage of four essential topics with which today's TCP/IP programmers and network administrators must be thoroughly familiar:
T/TCP (TCP for Transactions), an extension to TCP that makes client-server transactions faster, more efficient, and more reliable;
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), the foundation for the rapidly expanding World Wide Web;
NNTP (the Network News Transfer Protocol), the basis for the Usenet news system; and
UNIX Domain Protocols, a set of protocols used heavily in UNIX implementations.
As in the previous two volumes, the book is filled with examples and implementation details within the 4.4BSD-Lite networking code.
The TCP/IP Illustrated series provides a complete picture of the protocol suite that drives the Internet, and gives programmers, system administrators, and serious users the information, understanding, and skills they need to remain at the forefront of networking technology.
Table of contents
I. TCP FOR TRANSACTIONS.
1. T/TCP Introduction.
2. T/TCP Protocol.
New TCP Options for T/TCP.
T/TCP Implementation Variables.
State Transition Diagram.
T/TCP Extended States.
3. T/TCP Examples.
Normal T/TCP Transaction.
Server Receives Old Duplicate SYN.
Request or Reply Exceeds MSS.
4. T/TCP Protocol (Continued).
Client Port Numbers and TIME_WAIT State.
Purpose of the TIME_WAIT State.
TIME_WAIT State Truncation.
Avoiding the Three-Way Handshake with TAO.
5. T/TCP Implementation: Socket Layer.
6. T/TCP Implementation: Routing Table.
7. T/TCP Implementation: Protocol Control Blocks
8. T/TCP Implementation: TCP Overview
TCP protosw Structure.
TCP Control Block.
9. T/TCP Implementation: TCP Output
10. T/TCP Implementation: TCP Functions
Retransmission Timeout Calculations.
11. T/TCP Implementation: TCP Input
Initiation of Passive Open.
Initiation of Active Open.
PAWS: Protection Against Wrapped Sequence Numbers.
Completion of Passive Opens and Simultaneous Opens.
ACK Processing (Continued).
12. T/TCP Implementation: TCP User Requests.
PRU_SEND and PRU_SEND_EOF Requests.
II. ADDITIONAL TCP APPLICATIONS.
13. HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
Introduction to HTTP and HTML.
14. Packets Found on an HTTP Server.
Multiple HTTP Servers.
Client SYN Interarrival Time.
listen Backlog Queue.
Client SYN Options.
Client SYN Retransmissions.
Timing Out Persist Probes.
Simulation of T/TCP Routing Table Size.
TCP PCB Cache and Header Prediction.
15. NNTP: Network News Transfer Protocol.
A Simple News Client.
A More Sophisticated News Client.
III. THE UNIX DOMAIN PROTOCOLS.
16. Unix Domain Protocols: Introduction.
17. Unix Domain Protocols: Implementation.
Unix domain and protosw Structures.
Unix Domain Socket Address Structures.
Unix Domain Protocol Control Blocks.
PRU_ATTACH Request and unp_attach Function.
PRU_DETACH Request and unp_detach Function.
PRU_BIND Request and unp_bind Function.
PRU_CONNECT Request and unp_connect Function.
PRU_CONNECT2 Request and unp_connect2 Function.
socketpair System Call.
pipe System Call.
PRU_DISCONNECT Request and unp_disconnect Function.
PRU_SHUTDOWN Request and unp_shutdown Function.
PRU_ABORT Request and unp_drop Function.
18. Unix Domain Protocols: I/O and Descriptor Passing.
Appendix A. Measuring Network Times.
RTT Measurements Using Ping.
Protocol Stack Measurements.
Latency and Bandwidth.
Appendix B. Coding Applications for T/TCP.
About W. Stevens
Obituary from the Arizona Daily Star:
STEVENS, W. Richard, noted author of computer books died on September 1. He is best known for his "UNIX Network Programming" series (1990, 1998, 1999), "Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment" (1992), and "TCP/IP Illustrated" series (1994, 1995, 1996). Richard was born in 1951 in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), where his father worked for the copper industry. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Hurley, New Mexico, Washington, DC and Phalaborwa, South Africa. Richard attended Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia. He received a B.SC. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1973, and an M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona. He moved to Tucson in 1975 and from then until 1982 he was employed at Kitt Peak National Observatory as a computer programmer. From 1982 until 1990 he was Vice President of Computing Services at Health Systems International in New Haven, CT, moving back to Tucson in 1990. Here he pursued his career as an author and consultant. He was also an avid pilot and a part-time flight instructor during the 1970's. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Sally Hodges Stevens; three wonderful children, Bill, Ellen and David; sister, Claire Stevens of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Bob and wife Linda Stevens of Dallas, TX; nieces, Laura, Sarah, Collette, Christy; and nephew, Brad. He is predeceased by his parents, Royale J. Stevens (1915-1984); and Helen Patterson Stevens (1916-1997). Helen lived in Tucson from 1991-1997, and Royale lived here in the early 1930's attending Tucson High School while his father was treated for TB at the Desert Sanitorium (now TMC). The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Richard's name to Habitat for Humanity, 2950 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85713. A memorial service for Richard will be held at St. Phillip's in the Hills Episcopal Church on Tuesday, September 7th at 12:00 noon. Following the service there will be a reception in the Murphy Gallery of the Church. Please wear colorful clothing to the service; Richard loved colors.
W. Richard Stevens was an acknowledged UNIX and networking expert and the highly-respected author of several books. He was also a sought-after instructor and consultant.