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Data and Computer Communications, 10e, is a two-time winner of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. It is ideal for one/two-semester courses in Computer Networks, Data Communications, and Communications Networks in CS, CIS, and Electrical Engineering departments. This book is also suitable for Product Development personnel, Programmers, Systems Engineers, Network Designers and others involved in the design of data communications and networking products.


With a focus on the most current technology and a convenient modular format, this best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field. Emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design, it explores in detail all the critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design.

Author Biography

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 18 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

He has received the prize for best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association six times.

Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.

Table of Contents

About the Author


Chapter 0       Guide for Readers and Instructors

         0.1         Outline of the Book

         0.2         A Roadmap for Readers and Instructors

         0.3         Internet and Web Resources

         0.4         Standards


Chapter 1       Data Communications, Data Networks, and the Internet

         1.1         Data Communications and Networking for Today's Enterprise

         1.2         A Communications Model

         1.3         Data Communications

         1.4         Networks

         1.5         The Internet

         1.6         An Example Configuration


Chapter 2       Protocol Architecture, TCP/IP, and Internet-Based Applications

         2.1         The Need for a Protocol Architecture

         2.2         A Simple Protocol Architecture

         2.3         The TCP/IP Protocol Architecture

         2.4         Standardization within a Protocol Architecture

         2.5         Traditional Internet-Based Applications

         2.6         Multimedia

         2.7         Sockets Programming

         2.7         Recommended Reading

         2.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

         Appendix 2A The Trivial File Transfer Protocol


Chapter 3       Data Transmission

         3.1         Concepts and Terminology

         3.2         Analog and Digital Data Transmission

         3.3         Transmission Impairments

         3.4         Channel Capacity

         3.5         Recommended Reading

         3.6         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

         Appendix 3A Decibels and Signal Strength


Chapter 4       Transmission Media

         4.1         Guided Transmission Media

         4.2         Wireless Transmission

         4.3         Wireless Propagation

         4.4         Line-of-Sight Transmission

         4.5         Recommended Reading

         4.6         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 5       Signal Encoding Techniques

         5.1         Digital Data, Digital Signals

         5.2         Digital Data, Analog Signals

         5.3         Analog Data, Digital Signals

         5.4         Recommended Reading

         5.5         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 6       Error Detection and Correction

         6.1         Types of Errors

         6.2         Error Detection

         6.3         Parity Check

         6.4         The Internet Checksum

         6.5         Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)

         6.6         Forward Error Correction

         6.7         Recommended Reading

         6.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 7       Data Link Control Protocols

         7.1         Flow Control

         7.2         Error Control

         7.3         High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC)

         7.4         Recommended Reading

         7.5         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

         Appendix 7A Performance Issues


Chapter 8       Multiplexing

         8.1         Frequency-Division Multiplexing

         8.2         Synchronous Time-Division Multiplexing

         8.3         Cable Modems

         8.4         Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

         8.5         xDSL

         8.6         Multiple Channel Access

         8.7         Recommended Reading

         8.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 9       WAN Technology and Protocols

         9.1         Switched Communications Networks

         9.2         Circuit Switching Networks

         9.3         Circuit Switching Concepts

         9.4         Softswitch Architecture

         9.5         Packet-Switching Principles

         9.6         Asynchronous Transfer Mode

         9.7         Recommended Reading

         9.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 10       Cellular Wireless Networks

         10.1         Principles of Cellular Networks

         10.2         Cellular Network Generations

         10.3         LTE-Advanced

         10.4         Recommended Reading

         10.5         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 11       Local Area Network Overview

         11.1         Bus and Tree Topologies

         11.2         LAN Protocol Architecture

         11.3         Bridges

         11.4         Hubs and Switches

         11.5         Virtual LANs

         11.6         Recommended Reading

         11.7         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 12       Ethernet

         12.1         Traditional Ethernet

         12.2         High-Speed Ethernet

         12.3         IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Standard

         12.4         Recommended Reading

         12.5         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

         Appendix 12A Digital Signal Encoding for LANs

         Appendix 12B Scrambling


Chapter 13       Wireless LANs

         13.1         Overview

         13.2         IEEE 802.11 Architecture and Services

         13.3         IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control

         13.4         IEEE 802.11Physical Layer

         13.5         Gigabit Wi-Fi

         13.6         IEEE 802.11 Security Considerations

         13.7         Recommended Reading

         13.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 14       The Internet Protocol

         14.1         Principles of Internetworking

         14.2         Internet Protocol Operation

         14.3         Internet Protocol

         14.4         IPv6

         14.5         Virtual Private Networks and IP Security

         14.6         Recommended Reading

         14.7         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 15       Transport Protocols

         15.1         Connection-Oriented Transport Protocol Mechanisms

         15.2         TCP

         15.3         UDP

         15.4         Recommended Reading

         15.5         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 16       Advanced Data Communications Topics

         16.1         Analog Data, Analog Signals

         16.2         Forward Error Correction Codes

         16.3         ARQ Performance Issues

         16.4         Recommended Reading

         16.5         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 17       Wireless Transmission Techniques

         17.1         MIMO Antennas

         17.2         OFDM, OFDMA, and SC-FDMA

         17.3         Spread Spectrum

         17.4         Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

         17.5         Code-Division Multiple Access

         17.6         Recommended Reading

         17.7         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 18       Wireless Networks

         18.1         Fixed Broadband Wireless Access

         18.2         WiMAX/IEEE 802.16

         18.3         Bluetooth Overview

         18.4         Bluetooth Radio Specification

         18.5         Bluetooth Baseband Specification

         18.6         Bluetooth Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol

         18.7         Recommended Reading

         18.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 19       Routing

         19.1         Routing in Packet-Switching Networks

         19.2         Examples: Routing in ARPANET

         19.3         Internet Routing Protocols

         19.4         Least-Cost Algorithms

         19.5         Recommended Reading

         19.6         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 20       Congestion Control

         20.1         Effects of Congestion

         20.2         Congestion Control

         20.3         Traffic Management

         20.4         Congestion Control in Packet-Switching Networks

         20.5         TCP Congestion Control

         20.6         Datagram Congestion Control Protocol

         20.7         Recommended Reading

         20.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 21       Internetwork Operation

         21.1         Multicasting

         21.2         Software Defined Networks

         21.3         OpenFlow

         21.4         Mobile IP

         21.5         Recommended Reading

         21.6         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 22       Internetwork Quality of Service

         22.1         QoS Architectural Framework

         22.2         Integrated Services Architecture

         22.3         Resource Reservation Protocol

         22.4         Differentiated Services

         22.5         Service Level Agreements

         22.6         IP Performance Metrics

         22.7         Recommended Reading

         22.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 23       Multiprotocol Label Switching

         23.1         The Role of MPLS

         23.2         Background

         23.3         MPLS Operation

         23.4         Labels

         23.5         FECs, LSPs, and Labels

         23.6         Label Distribution

         23.7         Traffic Engineering

         23.8         Virtual Private Networks

         23.9         Recommended Reading

         23.10         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems 


Chapter 24       Electronic Mail, DNS, and HTTP

         24.1         Electronic Mail: SMTP and MIME

         24.2         Internet Directory Service: DNS

         24.3         Web Access: HTTP

         24.4         Recommended Reading

         24.5         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 25       Internet Multimedia Support

         25.1         Real-Time Traffic

         25.2         Voice Over IP

         25.3         Session Initiation Protocol

         25.4         Real-Time Transport Protocol

         25.5         Recommended Reading

         25.6         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Appendix A              Fourier Analysis

         A.1         Fourier Series Representation of Periodic Signals

         A.2         Fourier Transform Representation of Aperiodic Signals

         A.3         Recommended Reading

  Appendix B              Projects and Other Student Exercises for Teaching Data and Computer Communications

         B.1         Animations and Animation Projects

         B.2         Practical Exercises

         B.3         Sockets Projects

         B.4         Wireshark Projects

         B.5         Simulation and Modeling Projects

         B.6         Performance Modeling

         B.7         Research Projects

         B.8         Reading/Report Assignments

         B.9         Writing Assignments

         B.10         Discussion Topics





Chapter 26 Computer and Network Security Threats

         26.1         Computer Security Concepts

         26.2         Threats, Attacks, and Assets

         26.3         Intruders

         26.4         Malicious Software Overview

         26.5          Viruses, Worms, and Bots

         26.6         Recommended Reading

         26.7         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 27 Computer and Network Security Techniques

         27.1         Virtual Private Networks and IPsec

         27.2         SSL and TLS

         27.3         Wi-Fi Protected Access

         27.4         Intrusion Detection

         27.5         Firewalls

         27.6         Malware Defense

         27.7         Recommended Reading

         27.8         Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Appendix C              Standards Organizations
Appendix D       Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission
Appendix E              The OSI Model
Appendix F              The International Reference Alphabet
Appendix G              Proof of the Sampling Theorem  
Appendix H        Ones Complement Representation and Addition

Appendix I       Statistical TDM  
Appendix J       The Spanning Tree Algorithm

Appendix K              LAN Performance Issues

Appendix L       Matrix Multiplication and Determinants

Appendix M       Queuing Effects  

Appendix N              Orthogonality, Correlation, and Autocorrelation

Appendix O       TCP/IP Example
Appendix P       Queue Management and Queueing Discipline

Appendix Q       Cryptographic Algorithms  

Appendix R       Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs)

Appendix S              Augmented Backus-Naur Form  
Appendix T              Derivations of Equations and Examples


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