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Computer networks

Author: Andrew S Tanenbaum
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Details descriptions of the principles associated with each layer and presents many examples drawn the Internet and wireless networks.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tanenbaum, Andrew S., 1944-
Computer networks.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, ©2003
(OCoLC)742271574
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew S Tanenbaum
ISBN: 0130661023 9780130661029 0130384887 9780130384881
OCLC Number: 50166590
Description: xx, 891 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1. Uses of Computer Networks --
1.2. Network Hardware --
1.3. Network Software --
1.4. Reference Models --
1.5. Example Networks --
1.6. Network Standardization --
1.7. Metric Units --
1.8. Outline of the Rest of the Book --
2. Physical Layer --
2.1. Theoretical Basis for Data Communication --
2.2. Guided Transmission Media --
2.3. Wireless Transmission --
2.4. Communication Satellites --
2.5. Public Switched Telephone Network --
2.6. Mobile Telephone System --
2.7. Cable Television --
3. Data Link Layer --
3.1. Data Link Layer Design Issues --
3.2. Error Detection and Correction --
3.3. Elementary Data Link Protocols --
3.4. Sliding Window Protocols --
3.5. Protocol Verification --
3.6. Example Data Link Protocols --
4. Medium Access Control Sublayer --
4.1. Channel Allocation Problem --
4.2. Multiple Access Protocols --
4.3. Ethernet --
4.4. Wireless Lans --
4.5. Broadband Wireless --
4.6. Bluetooth --
4.7. Data Link Layer Switching --
5. Network Layer --
5.1. Network Layer Design Issues --
5.2. Routing Algorithms --
5.3. Congestion Control Algorithms --
5.4. Quality of Service --
5.5. Internetworking --
5.6. Network Layer in the Internet --
6. Transport Layer --
6.1. Transport Service --
6.2. Elements of Transport Protocols --
6.3. Simple Transport Protocol --
6.4. Internet Transport Protocols: UDP --
6.5. Internet Transport Protocols: TCP --
6.6. Performance Issues --
7. Application Layer --
7.1. DNS --
The Domain Name System --
7.2. Electronic Mail --
7.3. World Wide Web --
7.4. Multimedia --
8. Network Security --
8.1. Cryptography --
8.2. Symmetric-Key Algorithms --
8.3. Public-Key Algorithms --
8.4. Digital Signatures --
8.5. Management of Public Keys 8.7. Authentication Protocols --
8.8. E-mail Security --
8.9. Web Security --
8.10. Social Issues --
9. Reading List and Bibliography --
9.1. Suggestions for Further Reading --
9.2. Alphabetical Bibliography.
Responsibility: Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

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Takes a structured approach to explaining how networks work from the inside out. The author starts with an explanation of the physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems;  Read more...

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