Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet / Edition 2by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Pub. Date: 07/01/1902
Publisher: Pearson Education
The most up-to-date introduction to the field of computer networking, this book's top-down approach starts at the application layer and works down the protocol stack. It also uses the Internet as the main example of networks. This all creates a book relevant to those interested in networking today. By starting at the application-layer and working down the protocol stack, this book provides a relevant introduction of important concepts. Based on the rationale that once a reader understands the applications of networks they can understand the network services needed to support these applications, this book takes a "top-down" approach that exposes readers first to a concrete application and then draws into some of the deeper issues surrounding networking. This book focuses on the Internet as opposed to addressing it as one of many computer network technologies, further motivating the study of the material. This book is designed for programmers who need to learn the fundamentals of computer networking. It also has extensive material making it of great interest to networking professionals.
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Table of Contents(Each Chapter concludes with Summary containing “Homework Problems and Questions.” Included are chapter review questions, problems, discussion questions, and assignments.)
1. Computer Networks and the Internet.
The Network Edge.
Case History: Search for Extraterrestrial Life.
The Network Core.
Network Access and Physical Media.
ISPs and Internet Backbones.
Delay and Loss in Packet-Switched Networks.
Protocol Layers and Their Service Models.
History of Computer Networking and the Internet.
2. Application Layer.
The Web and HTTP.
File Transfer: FTP.
Electronic Mail in the Internet.
DNS-The Internet's Directory Service.
Socket Programming with TCP.
Socket Programming with UDP.
Building a Simple Web Server.
3. Transport Layer.
Multiplexing and Demultiplexing.
Connectionless Transport: UDP.
Principles of Reliable Data Transfer.
Connection-Oriented Transport: TCP.
Principles of Congestion Control.
TCP Congestion Control.
4. Network Layer and Routing.
The Internet Protocol (IP).
Routing in the Internet.
What's Inside a Router?
Mobility and the Network Layer.
5 Link Layer and Local Area Networks.
Error Detection and Correction Techniques.
Multiple Access Protocols.
LAN Addresses and ARP.
Hubs, Bridges and Switches.
PPP: The Point-to-Point Protocol.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).
6. Multimedia Networking.
Streaming Stored Audio and Video.
Making the Best of the Best-Effort Service: An Internet Phone Example.
Protocols for Real-Time Interactive Applications.
Scheduling and Policing Mechanisms.
7. Security in Computer Networks.
Principles of Cryptography.
Key Distribution and Certification.
Access Control: Firewalls.
Attacks and Countermeasures.
Security in Many Layers: Case Studies.
8. Network Management.
The Infrastructure for Network Management.
The Internet Network-Management Framework.
Lab: Building a mail user agent in Java.
Lab: Implementing a distributed, asynchronous distance vector routing.
Lab: Video Streaming Using RTP and RTSP.
Lab: New Lab to follow.
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