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The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network

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How modern networks actually operate, and how they have changed and evolved since the time of Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, and W. Richard Stevens.

In 1994, W. Richard Stevens published a networking classic TCP/IP Illustrated .The model for that book was a show-and-tell approach to networking concepts. Walter Goralski’s The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network takes this time-honored approach and modernizes it by creating not only a much larger and more complicated network, but also by taking into account all the networking advancements that have taken place since the mid-1990s — namely the convergence of data, voice, video, and other services onto a single shared infrastructure.

  • New Modern Approach to Popular Topic Adopts the popular Stevens approach and modernizes it, giving the reader insights into the most up-to-date network equipment, operating systems, and routing protocols from MPLS, BGB, multicast, as well as the most recent network services and developments including IPSec, VPNs, and VoIP.
  • Shows and Tells Presents an "illustrated" explanation of how TCP/IP works with consistent examples from a working network configuration.
  • Over 330 Illustrations True to the title, there are 330 diagrams, screen shots, topology diagrams, and a unique repeating chapter opening diagram to reinforce concepts.
  • Based on Actual Networks A complete and modern network was assembled to write this book, with all the material coming from actual devices connected to and running on the network, bringing the captured TCP/IP packet traffic, not theory, into the basis for the book’s examinations.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book provides a diverse and solid foundation that will be immensely beneficial to new network engineers, those looking for a refresher or developers"
— Alan Young, Google, Network Surveillance Team

"i haven't had time to read the manuscript completely. however, what i like about the book is it covers all the topics from basics to voip to mpls vpn to ssl and this is one of the key factor that separates this book. unlike other tcp/ip books which talk mostly about history this one talks about what is happening today. another great thing i like is the use of diagram and tools."
— Amit KT, Network Engineer, Peak Web Consulting, SF, CA

"It looks like a very good primer for someone who is about to get serious about working in the networking field. The book describes several things that we take for granted like standards organizations. But if you are new to the industry it is good to be educated about how we arrive at standards."
— Landon Scott, Channel SE, Juniper Networks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123745415
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 1,406,792
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Protocols and Layers
2 TCP/IP Protocols and Devices
3 Network Technologies
4 IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
5 Resolution Protocol
6 IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
8 Routing
9 Forwarding IP Packets
10 User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
11 TCP
12 Multiplexing and Sockets
13 Routing and Peering
14 IGPs: RIP, OSPF, and IS-IS
15 BGP
16 Multicast
17 IP Switching and Convergence
19 DNS: The Domain Name System
20 FTP
21 SMTP and Email
23 Securing Sockets with SSL
25 SSH (Remote Access)
26 MPLS-based VPNs
27 NAT
28 Firewalls
29 IPSec
30 Voice over IP

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