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Data Communications and Computer Networks : A Business User's Approach

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9781418836108

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1418836109
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Pub. Date:
2/9/2006
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Summary

The latest edition of Curt White's top-selling text maintains a balanced approach between the technical and the practical aspects of data communications, providing a solid understanding not only of how things work, but how they can be applied to create business solutions. Updated to reflect new technologies, this text covers current concepts such as voice over wireless LAN, convergence, MPLS, and PPP, while maintaining the pedagogical elements that have been successful for students in the past.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communications
1(32)
Introduction
2(1)
The Language of Computer Networks
3(1)
The Big Picture of Networks
4(2)
Communications Networks---Basic Connections
6(8)
Terminal/microcomputer-to-mainframe computer connections
6(1)
Microcomputer-to-local area network connections
7(1)
Microcomputer-to-Internet connections
8(1)
Local area network-to-local area network connections
9(1)
Personal area network-to-workstation connections
10(1)
Local area network-to-metropolitan area network connections
11(1)
Local area network-to-wide area network connections
11(1)
Wide area network-to-wide area network connections
12(1)
Sensor-to-local area network connections
12(1)
Satellite and microwave connections
13(1)
Wireless telephone connections
14(1)
Convergence
14(1)
Network Architectures
15(10)
The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
16(4)
The TCP/IP protocol suite
20(2)
Logical and physical connections
22(3)
Network Connections In Action
25(1)
The TCP/IP Protocol Suite In Action
25(8)
Summary
27(1)
Key Terms
28(1)
Review Questions
29(1)
Exercises
29(2)
Thinking Outside the Box
31(1)
Hands-On Projects
31(2)
Fundamentals of Data and Signals
33(36)
Introduction
34(1)
Data and Signals
35(9)
Analog vs. digital
36(3)
Fundamentals of signals
39(3)
Loss of signal strength
42(2)
Converting Data into Signals
44(15)
Transmitting analog data with analog signals
45(1)
Transmitting digital data with digital signals: digital encoding schemes
45(5)
Transmitting digital data with analog signals
50(4)
Transmitting analog data with digital signals
54(5)
Data Codes
59(3)
EBCDIC
59(1)
ASCII
60(1)
Unicode
61(1)
Data and Signal Conversions In Action: Two Examples
62(7)
Summary
64(1)
Key Terms
65(1)
Review Questions
65(1)
Exercises
65(2)
Thinking Outside the Box
67(1)
Hands-On Projects
68(1)
Conducted and Wireless Media
69(46)
Introduction
70(1)
Conducted Media
70(12)
Twisted pair wire
70(6)
Coaxial cable
76(2)
Fiber-optic cable
78(4)
Wireless Media
82(19)
Terrestrial microwave transmission
84(1)
Satellite microwave transmission
85(4)
Cellular telephones
89(5)
Infrared transmissions
94(1)
Wireless Application Protocol
95(1)
Broadband wireless systems
96(2)
Bluetooth
98(1)
Wireless local area networks
99(1)
Free space optics and ultra-wideband
99(2)
Media Selection Criteria
101(4)
Cost
101(2)
Speed
103(1)
Expandability and distance
103(1)
Environment
104(1)
Security
104(1)
Conducted Media In Action: Two Examples
105(2)
Wireless Media In Action: Three Examples
107(8)
Summary
110(1)
Key Terms
110(1)
Review Questions
111(1)
Exercises
112(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
113(1)
Hands-On Projects
114(1)
Making Connections
115(24)
Introduction
116(1)
Interfacing a Computer to Peripheral Devices
117(9)
Characteristics of interface standards
117(1)
Two important interface standards
118(5)
Other interface standards
123(3)
Data Link Connections
126(4)
Asynchronous connections
126(2)
Synchronous connections
128(1)
Isochronous connections
129(1)
Terminal-to-Mainframe Computer Connections
130(2)
Making Computer Connections In Action
132(7)
Summary
134(1)
Key Terms
135(1)
Review Questions
135(1)
Exercises
135(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
136(1)
Hands-On Projects
137(2)
Making Connections Efficient: Multiplexing and Compression
139(34)
Introduction
140(1)
Frequency Division Multiplexing
140(3)
Time Division Multiplexing
143(9)
Synchronous time division multiplexing
143(7)
Statistical time division multiplexing
150(2)
Wavelength Division Multiplexing
152(2)
Discrete Multitone
154(1)
Code Division Multiplexing
155(2)
Comparison of Multiplexing Techniques
157(2)
Compression---Lossless versus Lossy
159(6)
Lossless compression
160(1)
Lossy compression
161(4)
Business Multiplexing In Action
165(8)
Summary
167(1)
Key Terms
168(1)
Review Questions
168(1)
Exercises
169(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
170(1)
Hands-On Projects
171(2)
Errors, Error Detection, and Error Control
173(28)
Introduction
174(1)
Noise and Errors
175(4)
White noise
175(1)
Impulse noise
175(2)
Crosstalk
177(1)
Echo
177(1)
Jitter
178(1)
Attenuation
179(1)
Error Prevention
179(1)
Error Detection
180(6)
Parity checks
181(2)
Cyclic redundancy checksum
183(3)
Error Control
186(9)
Do nothing
186(1)
Return a message
186(7)
Correct the error
193(2)
Error Detection In Action
195(6)
Summary
196(1)
Key Terms
197(1)
Review Questions
197(1)
Exercises
198(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
199(1)
Hands-On Projects
199(2)
Local Area Networks: The Basics
201(36)
Introduction
202(1)
Primary Function of Local Area Networks
203(2)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Local Area Networks
205(2)
Basic Local Area Network Topologies
207(10)
Bus/tree topology
207(3)
Star-wired bus topology
210(1)
Star-wired ring topology
211(2)
Wireless LANs
213(3)
Comparison of bus, star-wired bus, star-wired ring, and wireless topologies
216(1)
Medium Access Control Protocols
217(6)
Contention-based protocols
218(3)
Round-robin protocols
221(2)
IEEE 802
223(1)
IEEE 802.3 frame format
223(1)
Local Area Network Systems
224(4)
Wired Ethernet
224(3)
IBM Token Ring
227(1)
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
227(1)
Wireless Ethernet
227(1)
LANs In Action: A Small Office Solution
228(2)
LANs In Action: A Home Office Solution
230(7)
Summary
231(1)
Key Terms
232(1)
Review Questions
233(1)
Exercises
233(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
234(1)
Hands-On Projects
235(2)
Local Area Networks: Internetworking
237(26)
Introduction
238(1)
Why Segment or Internetwork Local Area Networks?
239(1)
Hubs
240(1)
Bridges
241(4)
Transparent bridge
242(2)
Remote bridge
244(1)
Switches
245(9)
Virtual LANs
250(1)
Isolating traffic patterns and providing multiple access
250(3)
Full-duplex switches
253(1)
Routers
254(2)
LAN Internetworking In Action: A Small Office Revisited
256(7)
Summary
259(1)
Key Terms
260(1)
Review Questions
260(1)
Exercises
260(2)
Thinking Outside the Box
262(1)
Hands-On Projects
262(1)
Local Area Networks: Software and Support Systems
263(36)
Introduction
264(1)
Network Operating Systems
265(2)
Current Network Operating Systems
267(14)
Novell NetWare
267(5)
Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows 2003
272(4)
Unix
276(1)
Linux
277(1)
Novell Linux
278(1)
Mac OS X Server
278(1)
Summary of network operating systems
279(2)
Network Servers
281(2)
Client/server networks vs. peer-to-peer networks
282(1)
Network Support Software
283(4)
Utilities
284(2)
Internet software
286(1)
Software Licensing Agreements
287(2)
LAN Support Devices
289(1)
LAN Software In Action: A Small Company Makes a Choice
290(3)
Primary uses of current system
291(1)
Network maintenance and support
291(1)
Cost of the NOS
291(1)
Any unique hardware choices affecting NOS decision
292(1)
Single location or multiple locations
292(1)
Political pressures affecting decision
292(1)
Final decision
293(1)
Wireless Networking in Action: Creating a Wireless LAN for Home
293(6)
Summary
295(1)
Key Terms
296(1)
Review Questions
296(1)
Exercises
297(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
298(1)
Hands-On Projects
298(1)
Introduction to Metropolitan Area Networks and Wide Area Networks
299(32)
Introduction
300(1)
Metropolitan Area Network Basics
300(5)
SONET vs. Ethernet
302(3)
Wide Area Network Basics
305(7)
Types of sub-networks
307(3)
Connection-oriented vs. connectionless network applications
310(2)
Routing
312(9)
Dijkstra's least-cost algorithm
314(1)
Flooding
315(2)
Centralized vs. distributed routing
317(2)
Adaptive vs. fixed routing
319(1)
Routing examples
320(1)
Network Congestion
321(3)
The problems associated with network congestion
321(1)
Possible solutions to congestion
322(2)
WANs In Action: Making Internet Connections
324(7)
A home-to-Internet connection
324(1)
A work-to-Internet connection
325(1)
Summary
326(1)
Key Terms
327(1)
Review Questions
327(1)
Exercises
328(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
329(1)
Hands-On Projects
330(1)
The Internet
331(44)
Introduction
332(1)
Internet Protocols
333(11)
The Internet Protocol (IP)
334(4)
The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
338(2)
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
340(1)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
341(1)
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
342(1)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
342(1)
Network Address Translation (NAT)
343(1)
Tunneling protocols and virtual private networks (VPNs)
344(1)
The World Wide Web
344(10)
Locating a document on the Internet
346(4)
Creating Web pages
350(4)
Internet Services
354(7)
Electronic mail (e-mail)
354(1)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
355(2)
Remote login (Telnet)
357(1)
Voice over IP
357(2)
Listservs
359(1)
Streaming audio and video
360(1)
Instant messaging
360(1)
The Internet and Business
361(2)
Cookies and state information
361(1)
Intranets and extranets
362(1)
The Future of the Internet
363(3)
IPv6
364(1)
Internet2
365(1)
Internet In Action: A Company Creates a VPN
366(9)
Summary
368(2)
Key Terms
370(1)
Review Questions
370(1)
Exercises
371(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
372(1)
Hands-On Projects
373(2)
Voice and Data Delivery Networks
375(40)
Introduction
376(1)
The Basic Telephone System
376(9)
Telephone lines, trunks, and numbers
376(2)
The telephone network before and after 1984
378(2)
Telephone networks after 1996
380(1)
Limitations of telephone signals
381(1)
The 56k Dial-Up Modem
382(3)
Digital Subscriber Line
385(3)
DSL basics
385(2)
DSL formats
387(1)
Cable Modems
388(2)
T-1 Leased Line Service
390(1)
Frame Relay
390(8)
Frame relay setup
393(1)
Committed information rate (CIR)
394(1)
Frame relay vs. the Internet
395(1)
Voice over Frame Relay (VoFR)
396(1)
Frame relay switched virtual circuits
396(2)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
398(3)
ATM classes of service
399(2)
Advantages and disadvantages of ATM
401(1)
Comparison of DSL, Cable Modems, Frame Relay, and ATM
401(1)
Convergence
402(3)
Computer-Telephony Integration (CTI)
403(2)
Telecommunications Systems In Action: A Company Makes a Service Choice
405(10)
Prices
405(1)
Making the choice
405(3)
Summary
408(2)
Key Terms
410(1)
Review Questions
410(1)
Exercises
411(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
412(1)
Hands-On Projects
413(2)
Network Security
415(38)
Standard System Attacks
416(3)
Physical Protection
419(2)
Controlling Access
421(6)
Passwords and ID systems
422(2)
Access rights
424(2)
Auditing
426(1)
Securing Data
427(10)
Basic encryption and decryption techniques
427(10)
Securing Communications
437(7)
Spread Spectrum Technology
437(3)
Guarding against viruses
440(1)
Firewalls
441(3)
Wireless security
444(1)
Security Policy Design Issues
444(9)
Summary
447(2)
Key Terms
449(1)
Review Questions
449(1)
Exercises
450(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
451(1)
Hands-On Projects
451(2)
Network Design and Management
453(32)
Systems Development Life Cycle
455(1)
Network Modeling
456(4)
Wide area connectivity map
457(1)
Metropolitan area connectivity map
458(1)
Local area connectivity map
459(1)
Feasibility Studies
460(4)
Capacity Planning
464(3)
Creating a Baseline
467(3)
Network Administrator Skills
470(1)
Generating Usable Statistics
471(2)
Network Diagnostic Tools
473(12)
Tools that test and debug network hardware
473(1)
Network sniffers
474(1)
Managing operations
474(1)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
475(4)
Summary
479(2)
Key Terms
481(1)
Review Questions
481(1)
Exercises
481(1)
Thinking Outside the Box
482(1)
Hands-On Projects
483(2)
Glossary 485(20)
Index 505


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