Computer Networks and Internets, 5th Edition

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768 pages

Book Description

Computer and Internets is appropriate for all introductory-to-intermediate courses in computer networking, the Internet, or Internet applications; readers need no background in networking, operating systems, or advanced .

Leading networking authority Douglas Comer presents a wide-ranging, self-contained tour of the concepts, principles, and technologies that enable today’s Internet to support applications ranging from web browsing to telephony and multimedia. This Fifth Edition has been thoroughly reorganized, revised, and updated: it includes extensive new coverage of topics ranging from wireless protocols to network performance, while reducing or eliminating coverage of older protocols and technologies. Comer begins by illuminating the applications and facilities offered by today’s Internet. Next, he systematically introduces the underlying network technologies and protocols that make them possible: low-level data communications; packet switching, LAN, and WAN technologies; and Internet protocols such as TCP, IP, UDP, and IPv6. With these concepts and technologies established, he introduces several of the most important contemporary issues faced by network implementers and managers, including quality of service, Internet telephony, multimedia, network security, and network management. Comer has carefully designed this book to support both top-down and bottom-up teaching approaches. Students need no background in operating systems, and no sophisticated math: Comer relies throughout on figures, drawings, examples, and analogies, not mathematical proofs.

Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction And Internet Applications
Chapter 1 Introduction And Overview
Chapter 2 Internet Trends
Chapter 3 Internet Applications And Network Programming
Chapter 4 Traditional Internet Applications

PART II: Data Communication Basics
Chapter 5 Overview Of Data Communications
Chapter 6 Information Sources And Signals
Chapter 7 Transmission Media
Chapter 8 Reliability And Channel Coding
Chapter 9 Transmission Modes
Chapter 10 Modulation And Modems
Chapter 11 Multiplexing And Demultiplexing (Channelization)
Chapter 12 And Interconnection Technologies

PART III: Packet Switching And Network Technologies
Chapter 13 Local Area Networks: Packets, Frames, And Topologies
Chapter 14 The IEEE MAC Sub-Layer
Chapter 15 Wired LAN (Ethernet And 802.3)
Chapter 16 Wireless Networking Technologies
Chapter 17 LAN Extensions: Fiber Modems, Repeaters, Bridges, and Switches
Chapter 18 WAN Technologies And Routing
Chapter 19 Networking Technologies Past And Present

PART IV: Internetworking
Chapter 20 Internetworking: Concepts, Architecture, and Protocols
Chapter 21 IP: Internet Addressing
Chapter 22 Datagram Forwarding
Chapter 23 Support Protocols And Technologies
Chapter 24 The Future IP (IPv6)
Chapter 25 UDP: Datagram Transport Service
Chapter 26 TCP: Reliable Transport Service
Chapter 27 Internet Routing And Routing Protocols

PART V: Other Networking Concepts & Technologies
Chapter 28 Network Performance (QoS and DiffServ)
Chapter 29 Multimedia And IP Telephony ()
Chapter 30 Network Security
Chapter 31 Network Management (SNMP)
Chapter 32 Trends In Networking Technologies And Uses

Book Details

  • Title: Computer Networks and Internets, 5th Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 768 pages
  • Edition: 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2008-04-28
  • ISBN-10: 0136061273
  • ISBN-13: 9780136066989