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Data Communications and Networking



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As one of the fastest growing technologies in our culture today, data communications and networking presents a unique challenge for instructors. As both the number and types of students are increasing, it is essential to have a textbook that provides coverage of the latest advances, while presenting the material in a way that is accessible to students with little or no background in the field. Using a bottom-up approach, Data Communications and Networking presents this highly technical subject matter without relying on complex formulas by using a strong pedagogical approach supported by more than 700 figures.Now in its Fourth Edition, this textbook brings the beginning student right to the forefront of the latest advances in the field, while presenting fundamentals in a clear, straightforward manner. Students will find better coverage, improved figures and better explanations on cutting-edge material.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Overview of Data Communications and Networking

1 Introduction

2 Network Models

Part 2 Physical Layer

3 Signals

4 Digital Transmission

5 Analog Transmission

6 Multiplexing

7 Transmission Media

8 Circuit Switching and Telephone Network

9 High-Speed Digital Access: DSL, Cable Modems, and SONET

Part 3 Data Link Layer

10 Error Detection and Correction

11 Data Link Control and Protocols

12 Point-to-Point Access: PPP

13 Multiple Access

14 Local Area Networks: Ethernet

15 Wireless LANs

16 Connecting LANs, Backbone Networks, and Virtual LANs

17 Cellular Telephone and Satellite Networks

18 Virtual Circuit Switching: Frame Relay and ATM

Part 4 Network Layer

19 Host-to-Host Delivery: Internetworking, Addressing, and Routing

20 Network Layer Protocols: ARP, IPv4, ICMP, IPv6, and ICMPv6

21 Unicast and Multicast Routing: Routing Protocols

Part 5 Transport Layer

22 Process-to-Process Delivery: UDP and TCP

23 Congestion Control and Quality of Service

Part 6 Application Layer

24 Client-Server Model: Socket Interface

25 Domain Name System (DNS)

26 Electronic Mail (SMTP) and File Transfer (FTP)

27 HTTP and WWW

28 Multimedia

Part 7 Security

29 Cryptography

30 Message Security, User Authentication, and Key Management

31 Security Protocols in the Internet

Appendix A ASCII Code

Appendix B Numbering Systems and Transformation

Appendix C The OSI Model

Appendix D 8B/6T Code

Appendix E Checksum Calculation

Appendix F Structure of a Router

Appendix G ATM LANs

Appendix H Client-Server Programs

Appendix I RFCs

Appendix J UDP and TCP Ports

Appendix K Contact Addresses

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