Computer Networkingprovides a top-down approach to this study by beginning with applications-level protocols and then working down the protocol stack. Focuses on a specific motivating example of a network-the Internet-as well as introducing students to protocols in a more theoretical context. New short "interlude" on "putting it all together" that follows the coverage of application, transport, network, and datalink layers ties together the various components of the Internet architecture and identifying aspects of the architecture that have made the Internet so successful. A new chapter covers wireless and mobile networking, including in-depth coverage of Wi-Fi, Mobile IP and GSM. Also included is expanded coverage on BGP, wireless security and DNS. This book is designed for readers who need to learn the fundamentals of computer networking. It also has extensive material, on the very latest technology, making it of great interest to networking professionals.
Table of Contents
1. Computer Networks and the Internet. What is the Internet? The Network Edge. Case History: Search for Extraterrestrial Life. The Network Core. Network Access and Physical Media ISPs and Internet Backbones. Delay and Loss in Packet-Switched Networks. Protocol Layers and Their Service Models. History of Computer Networking and the Internet. 2. Application Layer. Principles of Application Layer Protocols. The Web and HTTP. File Transfer:FTP. Electronic Mail in the Internet. DNS-The Internet's Directory Service. Socket Programming with TCP. Socket Programming with UDP. Building a Simple Web Server. Content Distribution. 3. Transport Layer. Introduction and Transport-Layer Services. Multiplexing and Demultiplexing. Connectionless Transport: UDP. Principles of Reliable Data Transfer. Connection-Oriented Transport: TCP. Principles of Congestion Control. TCP Congestion Control. 4. Networking Layer & Routing. Introduction and Network Service Model. Routing Principles. Hierarchical Routing. The Internet Protocol. Routing and the Internet. What's Inside a Router.