Computer networks :

Tanenbaum, Andrew S., 1944-

Computer networks : Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall. - Fifth edition, international edition. - 951 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 902-919) and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. The physical layer -- 3. The data link layer -- 4. The medium access control sublayer -- 5. Network layer desing issues -- 6. The transport layer -- 7. The application layer -- 8. Network security -- 9. Reading list and bibliography.

Tanenbaum takes a structured approach to explaining how networks work from the inside out. He starts with an explanation of the physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems; then works his way up to network applications. Tanenbaum's in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web (both client- and server-side); and multimedia (including voice over IP, Internet radio video on demand, video conferencing, and streaming media. Each chapter follows a consistent approach: Tanenbaum presents key principles, then illustrates them utilizing real-world example networks that run through the entire book-the Internet, and wireless networks, including Wireless LANs, broadband wireless and Bluetooth. The Fifth Edition includes a chapter devoted exclusively to network security. The textbook is supplemented by a Solutions Manual, as well as a Website containing PowerPoint slides, art in various forms, and other tools for instruction, including a protocol simulator whereby students can develop and test their own network protocols.

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Computer networks.

Computer networks.

004.6 TA.C 2014