Computer Networking : A Top-Down Approach

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-23
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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KEY BENEFIT : An emphasis on application-layer paradigms and application programming interfaces, encourages a lively, hands-on experience with protocols and networking concepts. KEY TOPICS : Computer Networks and the Internet; Application Layer; Transport Layer; Network Layer; Link Layer and LANs; Wireless and Mobile Networks; Multimedia Networking; Security in Computer Networks; Network Management; New discussions of VPN, IPsec, VLAN and updated technology treatment. MARKET : A useful reference for computer networking professionals.

Author Biography

James Kurose teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. He received his PhD from Columbia University.

Keith Ross is a professor of computer science at Polytechnic University. He has worked in peer-to-peer networking, Internet measurement, video streaming, Web caching, multi-service loss networks, content distribution networks, voice over IP, optimization, queuing theory, optimal control of queues, and Markov decision processes. Professor Ross received his PhD in Computer and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

Computer Networks and the Internet
Application Layer
Transport Layer
The Network Layer
The Link Layer and Local Area Networks
Wireless and Mobile Networks
Multimedia Networking
Security in Computer Networks
Network Management
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Wonderful Book March 14, 2011
The authors made a really good job. The examples are very good and it is very easy to understand even the hard topics. I never read a book that was clearer than this one. Also while the book is rather theoretical, it contains so much real case studies and interesting facts that the reader keeps his motivation from the start to the end of the book. The purchase was nice and the book was in a good condition. Thanks a lot.
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