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Transmission control protocol/internet protocols (TCP/IPs) came of age in the '80s and '90s along with the Internet, but it didn't stop there -- TCP/IP has moved into the new millennium with modern telecommunications systems. Anyone working in the field of telecommunications must be thoroughly familiar with IP networking -- and keep abreast of changes. TCP/IP keeps improving, and this excellent book offers an in-depth look at IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol.
Author Mark A. Miller begins with a brief history of the Internet and examines some of the challenges that the reader will encounter from the study of internet protocols. Next, the author begins his work in earnest by considering the architecture of an Internet-connected network. Then, he moves up one layer in the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) architecture an discusses the Internet layer, which contains the Internet protocol and facilitates the routing of data grams from their source to their intended destination. Next, Miller considers how the routing infrastructure is kept updated with current information, and how errors or exception conditions are reported within the internetwork. Then, the author will study the two protocols that operate at the host-to-host layer, user datagram protocol (UDP) and transmission control protocol (TCP). Next, he considers the next generation of the Internet protocol, IPv6. Then, Miller examines the technical and operational characteristics of IP and its related protocols with the aid of case studies and output from a protocol analyzer. Next, the author discusses the protocols for file transfer, electronic mail, remote host access, and other end-user applications. Then, he considers multimedia applications that transport voice, fax, and video information. Next, Miller examines case studies that illustrate the operation of both data and multimedia application protocols. Finally, the author considers network management issues, and discusses how the simple network management protocol (SNMP) can effectively manage TCP/IP-based internetworks.
Professionals in the field of networking and telecommunications will greatly appreciate this outstanding book. The author presents an utterly up-to-date refresher and reference on ubiquitous Internet technologies. John R. Vacca
John R. Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written nearly 40 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.