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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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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: Preface. 1 Introduction. Uses of Computer Networks. Network Hardware. Network Software. Reference Models. Example Networks. Network Standardization. Metric Units. Outline of the Rest of the Book. Summary. 2 The Physical Layer. The Theoretical Basis For Data Communication. Guided Transmission Media. Wireless Transmission. Communication Satellites. The Public Switched Telephone Network. The Mobile Telephone System. Cable Television. Summary. 3 The Data Link Layer. Data Link Layer Design Issues. Error Detection and Correction. Elementary Data Link Protocols. Sliding Window Protocols. Protocol Verification. Example Data Link Protocols. Summary. 4. The Medium Access Control Sublayer. The Channel Allocation Problem. Multiple Access Protocols. Ethernet. Wireless Lans. Broadband Wireless. Bluetooth. Data Link Layer Switching. Summary. 5. The Network Layer. Network Layer Design Issues. Routing Algorithms. Congestion Control Algorithms. Quality of Service. Internetworking. The Network Layer in the Internet. Summary. 6. The Transport Layer. The Transport Service. Elements of Transport Protocols. A Simple Transport Protocol. The Internet Transport Protocols: UDP. The Internet Transport Protocols: TCP. Performance Issues. Summary. 7. The Application Layer. DNS--he Domain Name System. Electronic Mail. The World Wide Web. Multimedia. Summary. 8. Network Security. Cryptography. Symmetric-Key Algorithms. Public-Key Algorithms. Digital Signatures. Management of Public Keys. Communication Security. Authentication Protocols. E-Mail Security. Web Security. Social Issues. Summary. 9. Reading List and Bibliography. Suggestions For Further Reading. Alphabetical Bibliography. Index.
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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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