Computer networks and internets /

Comer, Douglas E.,

Computer networks and internets / Douglas E. Comer. - Sixth edition, Global edition. - 667 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. - Always learning . - Always learning. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Appropriate for all introductory-to-intermediate courses in computer networking, the Internet, or Internet applications; students need no background in networking, operating systems, or advanced mathematics. Leading networking authority Douglas Comer presents a wide-ranging, self-contained tour of the concepts, principles, and technologies that enable today's Internet to support applications ranging from web browsing to telephony and multimedia. Comer begins by illuminating the applications and facilities offered by today's Internet. Next, he systematically introduces the underlying network technologies and protocols that make them possible. With these concepts and technologies established, he introduces several of the most important contemporary issues faced by network implementers and managers, including quality of service, Internet telephony, multimedia, network security, and network management. Comer has carefully designed this book to support both top-down and bottom-up teaching approaches. Students need no background in operating systems, and no sophisticated math: Comer relies throughout on figures, drawings, examples, and analogies, not mathematical proofs.

9781292061177 1292061170

Computer networks.
Internetworking--Problems, exercises, etc.

TK5105.5 / C5897 2015eb

004.6 CO.C 2015