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Data and Computer Communications, 9e,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. #xA0; 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





Chapter 0   Reader's and Instructor's Guide

         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 Networking, 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          Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         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 and Web Site

         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 and Web Sites

         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          Analog Data, Analog Signals

         5.5          Recommended Reading

         5.6          Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 6   Digital Data Communication Techniques

         6.1          Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission

         6.2          Types of Errors

         6.3          Error Detection

         6.4          Error Correction

         6.5          Line Configurations

         6.6          Recommended Reading

         6.7          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          Statistical Time-Division Multiplexing

         8.4          Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

         8.5          xDSL

         8.6          Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         8.7          Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 9   Spread Spectrum

         9.1          The Concept of Spread Spectrum

         9.2          Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum

         9.3          Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

         9.4          Code-Division Multiple Access

         9.5          Recommended Reading and Web Site

         9.6          Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 10 Circuit Switching and  Packet Switching

         10.1        Switched Communications Networks

         10.2        Circuit Switching Networks

         10.3        Circuit Switching Concepts

         10.4        Softswitch Architecture

         10.5        Packet-Switching Principles

         10.6        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         10.7        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 11 Asynchronous Transfer Mode

         11.1        The Role of ATM

         11.2        Protocol Architecture

         11.3        ATM Logical Connections

         11.4        ATM Cells

         11.5        Transmission of ATM Cells

         11.6        ATM Service Categories

         11.7        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         11.8        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 12 Routing in Switched Networks

         12.1        Routing in Packet-Switching Networks

         12.2        Examples: Routing in ARPANET

         12.3        Least-Cost Algorithms

         12.4        Recommended Reading

         12.5        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 13 Congestion Control in Data Networks

         13.1        Effects of Congestion

         13.2        Congestion Control

         13.3        Traffic Management

         13.4        Congestion Control in Packet-Switching Networks

         13.5        ATM Traffic Management

         13.6        ATM-GFR Traffic Management

         13.7        Recommended Reading

         13.8        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 14 Cellular Wireless Networks

         14.1        Principles of Cellular Networks

         14.2        First-Generation Analog

         14.3        Second-Generation CDMA

         14.4        Third-Generation Systems

         14.4        Fourth-Generation Systems

         14.5        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         14.6        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 15 Local Area Network Overview

         15.1        Background

         15.2        Topologies and Transmission Media

         15.3        LAN Protocol Architecture

         15.4        Bridges

         15.5        Hubs and Switches

         15.6        Virtual LANs

         15.7        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         15.8        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 16 Ethernet

         16.1        Traditional Ethernet

         16.2        High-Speed Ethernet

         16.3        IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Standard

         16.4        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         16.5        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

         Appendix 16A Digital Signal Encoding for LANs

         Appendix 16B Scrambling


Chapter 17 Wireless LANs

         17.1        Overview

         17.2        Wireless LAN Technology

         17.3        IEEE 802.11 Architecture and Services

         17.4        IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control

         17.5        IEEE 802.11Physical Layer

         17.6        IEEE 802.11 Security Considerations

         17.7        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         17.8        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 18 Internetwork Protocols

         18.1        Principles of Internetworking

         18.2        Internet Protocol Operation

         18.3        Internet Protocol

         18.4        IPv6

         18.5        Virtual Private Networks and IP Security

         18.6        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         18.7        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 19 Internetwork Operation

         19.1        Multicasting

         19.2        Routing Protocols

         19.3        Mobile IP

         19.4        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         19.5        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 20 Internet Quality of Service

         20.1        Integrated Services Architecture

         20.2        Resource Reservation Protocol

         20.3        Differentiated Services

         20.4        Service Level Agreements

         20.5        IP Performance Metrics

         20.6        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         20.7        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 21 Multiprotocol Label Switching

         21.1        The Role of MPLS

         21.2        Background

         21.3        MPLS Operation

         21.4        Labels

         21.5        FECs and LSPs

         21.          Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         21.          Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 22 Transport Protocols

         21.1        Connection-Oriented Transport Protocol Mechanisms

         21.2        TCP

         21.3        TCP Congestion Control

         21.4        UDP

         21.5        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         21.6        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 23 Computer and Network Security Threats

      23.1     Computer Security Concepts

      23.2     Threats, Attacks, and Assets

      23.3     Intruders

      23.4     Malicious Software Overview

      23.5     Viruses, Worms, and Bots

      23.6     Recommended Reading and Web Sites

      23.7     Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 24 Computer and Network Security Techniques

      24.1     Virtual Private Networks and IPSec

      24.2     SSL and TLS

      24.3     Wi-Fi Protected Access

      24.4     Intrusion Detection

      24.5     Firewalls

      24.6     Malware Defense

      24.7     Recommended Reading

      24.8     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 for Teaching Data and Computer Communications

         B.1          Practical Exercises

         B.2          Sockets Projects

         B.3          Ethereal Projects

         B.4          Simulation and Modeling Projects

         B.5          Performance Modeling

         B.6          Research Projects

         B.7          Reading/Report Assignments

         B.8          Writing Assignments

         B.9          Discussion Topics





Chapter 25 Electronic Mail and Network Management

         25.1        Electronic Mail: SMTP and MIME

         25.2        Network Management: SNMP

         25.3        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         25.4        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 26 Internet Directory Service and World Wide Web

         26.1        Internet Directory Service: DNS

         26.2        Web Access: HTTP

         26.3        Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         26.4        Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems



Chapter 27 Sockets: A Programmer's Introduction

         27.1        Versions of Sockets

         27.2        Sockets, Socket Descriptors, Ports, and 27onnections

         27.3        The 27lient/Server Model of 27ommunication

         27.4        Sockets Elements

         27.5        Stream and Datagram Sockets

         27.6        Run-Time Program 27ontrol

         27.7        Remote Execution of a Windows 27onsole Application


Chapter 28  Frame Relay

         28.1  X.25

         28.2  Frame Relay

         28.3  Frame Relay Congestion Control

         28.4  Recommended Reading and Web Sites

         28.5  Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems




Appendix C - Standards Organizations

C.1         The Importance of Standards

C.2         Standards-Setting Organizations


Appendix D - The OSI Model

D.1            The Model

D.2            The OSI Layers


Appendix E - The International Reference Alphabet


Appendix F - Proof of the Sampling Theorem


Appendix G - Physical-Layer Interfacing

G.1            V.24/EIA-232-F

G.2            ISDN Physical Interface


Appendix H - Queuing Effects

H.1            Queuing Models

H.2            Queuing Results


Appendix I - ATM Adaptation Layer

I.1              AAL Service

I.2              AAL Protocols


Appendix J - Leaky Bucket Algorithms


Appendix K - The Spanning Tree Algorithm


Appendix L - LAN Performance Issues


Appendix M - Fibre Channel

M.1         Fibre Channel Elements

M.2         Fibre Channel Protocol Architecture


Appendix N - LAN Performance Issues

N.1            The Effect of Propagation Delay and Transmission Rate

N.2            Simple Performance Model for CSMA/CD


Appendix O - Orthogonality, Correlation, and Autocorrelation

O.1            Correlation and Autocorrelation

O.2            Orthogonal Codes


Appendix P - TCP/IP Example


Appendix Q - TCP/IP Checksum

Q.1            Ones-Complement Addition

Q.2            Use in TCP and IP


Appendix R - Cryptographic Algorithms

R.1          Symmetric Encryption

R.2          Public-Key Cryptography

R.3          Message Authentication and Hash Functions

R.4          Secure Hash Functions


Appendix M - Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs)

M.1         Uniform Resource Locator

M.2         Uniform Resource Identifier

M.3         To Learn More


Appendix N - Augmented Backus-Naur Form


Appendix O - Derivations of Equations and Examples


Appendix N - Glossary

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