Computer Network Architectures and Protocols

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A comprehensive text/reference covering theory and practice, and remaining fluidly readable. It is given over largely to a presentation of structural principals and architectural concepts with emphasis on the OSI open systems interconnection international standards, and illustrated with brief examples from currently operating systems. This is followed by a detailed description of the network systems developed by Xerox and IBM. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461280934
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 3/17/2014
  • Series: Applications of Communications Theory Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Pages: 558
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Introduction.- 1. A Brief History of Computer Networking.- 2. The Reference Model for Open Systems Interconnection.- II: Physical Layer.- 3. Physical Interfaces and Prools.- III: Link Control Layer.- 4. Character-Oriented Link Control.- 5. Bit-Oriented Data Link Control.- 6. Multiaccess Link Control.- IV: Network Layer.- 7. Circuit-Switched Network Layer.- 8. X.25 Packet-Switched Network Layer.- 9. Routing Prools.- 10. Flow Control Prools.- 11. Network Interconnection and Gateways.- V: Higher-Layer Prools.- 12. OSI Transport and Session Layers.- 13. OSI Presentation and Application Layers.- 14. Message Handling System Standards and Office Applications.- VI: Network Architecture Examples.- 15. Xerox Network Systems Architecture.- 16. IBM’s Systems Network Architecture.- VII: Formal Specifications and Their Manipulation.- 17. Formal Methods for Prool Specification and Validation.- Index of Acronyms.

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