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COMPUTER NETWORKS: A SYSTEM APPROACH 4e(pb)2008
Author: ABOELELA
ISBN: 9788131216897
Year: 2008
Publisher: RELX PRIVATE LIMITED INDIA.
Category: NETWORKING / DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM
Edition: 4
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 196
 ABOUT THE TITLE
Computer Networks 4E is the only introductory computer networking book written by authors who have had first-hand experience with many of the protocols discussed in the book who have actually designed some of them as well and who are still actively designing the computer networks today. This newly revised edition continues to provide an enduring practical understanding of networks and their building blocks through rich example-based instruction. The authors focus is on the why of network design not just the specifications comprising today s systems but how key technologies and protocols actually work in the real world to solve specific problems. The new edition makes less use of computer code to explain protocols than earlier editions. Moreover this new edition shifts the focus somewhat higher in the protocol stack where there is generally more innovative and exciting work going on at the application and session layers than at the link and physical layers.
Author:
Larry Peterson Computer Science Department Princeton University New Jersey
Author:
Bruce Davie Cisco Systems Boxborough MA USA
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 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface
Chapter 1: Foundation Problem: Building a Network
1.1 Applications
1.2 Requirements
1.2.1 Connectivity
1.2.2 Cost-Effective Resource Sharing
1.2.3 Support for Common Services
1.3 Network Architecture
1.3.1 Layering and Protocols
1.3.2 OSI Architecture
1.3.3 Internet Architecture
1.4 Implementing Network Software
1.4.1 Application Programming Interface (Sockets)
1.4.2 Example Application
1.4.3 Protocol Implementation Issues
1.5 Performance
1.5.1 Bandwidth and Latency
1.5.2 Delay – Bandwidth Product
1.5.3 High-Speed Networks
1.5.4 Application Performance Needs
1.6 Summary Open Issue: Ubiquitous Networking
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 2: Direct Link Networks Problem: Physically Connecting Hosts
2.1 Hardware Building Blocks
2.1.1 Nodes
2.1.2 Links
2.2 Encoding (NRZ, NRZI, Manchester, 4B/5B)
2.3 Framing
2.3.1 Byte-Oriented Protocols (PPP)
2.3.2 Bit-Oriented Protocols (HDLC)
2.3.3 Clock-Based Framing (SONET)
2.4 Error Detection
2.4.1 Two-Dimensional Parity
2.4.2 Internet Checksum Algorithm
2.4.3 Cyclic Redundancy Check
2.5 Reliable Transmission
2.5.1 Stop-and-Wait
2.5.2 Sliding Window
2.5.3 Concurrent Logical Channels
2.6 Ethernet (802.3)
2.6.1 Physical Properties
2.6.2 Access Protocol
2.6.3 Experience with Ethernet
2.7 Rings (802.5, FDDI, RPR)
2.7.1 Token Ring Media Access Control
2.7.2 Token Ring Maintenance
2.7.3 FDDI
2.7.4 Resilient Packet Ring (802.17)
2.8 Wireless
2.8.1 Bluetooth/802.15.1
2.8.2 802.11/Wi-Fi
2.8.3 802.16/WiMAX
2.8.4 Cell Phone Technologies
2.9 Summary Open Issue: Sensor Networks
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 3: Packet Switching Problem: Not All Networks Are Directly Connected
3.1 Switching and Forwarding
3.1.1 Datagrams
3.1.2 Virtual Circuit Switching
3.1.3 Source Routing
3.2 Bridges and LAN Switches
3.2.1 Learning Bridges
3.2.2 Spanning Tree Algorithm
3.2.3 Broadcast and Multicast
3.2.4 Limitations of Bridges
3.3 Cell Switching (ATM)
3.3.1 Cells
3.3.2 Segmentation and Reassembly
3.3.3 Virtual Paths
3.3.4 Physical Layers for ATM
3.4 Implementation and Performance
3.4.1 Ports
3.4.2 Fabrics
3.5 Summary Open Issue: The Future of Switching
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 4: Internetworking Problem: There Is More Than One Network
4.1 Simple Internetworking (IP)
4.1.1 What Is an Internetwork?
4.1.2 Service Model
4.1.3 Global Addresses
4.1.4 Datagram Forwarding in IP
4.1.5 Address Translation (ARP)
4.1.6 Host Configuration (DHCP)
4.1.7 Error Reporting (ICMP)
4.1.8 Virtual Networks and Tunnels
4.2 Routing
4.2.1 Network as a Graph
4.2.2 Distance Vector (RIP)
4.2.3 Link State (OSPF)
4.2.4 Metrics
4.2.5 Routing for Mobile Hosts
4.2.6 Router Implementation
4.3 Global Internet
4.3.1 Subnetting
4.3.2 Classless Routing (CIDR)
4.3.3 Interdomain Routing (BGP)
4.3.4 Routing Areas
4.3.5 IP Version 6 (IPv6)
4.4 Multicast
4.4.1 Multicast Addresses
4.4.2 Multicast Routing (DVMRP, PIM, MSDP)
4.5 Multiprotocol Label Switching
4.5.1 Destination-Based Forwarding
4.5.2 Explicit Routing
4.5.3 Virtual Private Networks and Tunnels
4.6 Summary Open Issue: Deployment of IPv6
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 5: End-to-End Protocols Problem: Getting Processes to Communicate
5.1 Simple Demultiplexer (UDP)
5.2 Reliable Byte Stream (TCP)
5.2.1 End-to-End Issues
5.2.2 Segment Format
5.2.3 Connection Establishment and Termination
5.2.4 Sliding Window Revisited
5.2.5 Triggering Transmission
5.2.6 Adaptive Retransmission
5.2.7 Record Boundaries
5.2.8 TCP Extensions
5.2.9 Alternative Design Choices
5.3 Remote Procedure Call
5.3.1 RPC Fundamentals
5.3.2 RPC Implementations (SunRPC, DCE)
5.4 Transport for Real-Time Applications (RTP)
5.4.1 Requirements
5.4.2 RTP Details
5.4.3 Control Protocol
5.5 Performance
5.6 Summary Open Issue: Application-Specific Protocols
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 6: Congestion Control and Resource Allocation Problem: Allocating Resources
6.1 Issues in Resource Allocation
6.1.1 Network Model
6.1.2 Taxonomy
6.1.3 Evaluation Criteria
6.2 Queuing Disciplines
6.2.1 FIFO
6.2.2 Fair Queuing
6.3 TCP Congestion Control
6.3.1 Additive Increase/Multiplicative Decrease
6.3.2 Slow Start
6.3.3 Fast Retransmit and Fast Recovery
6.4 Congestion-Avoidance Mechanisms
6.4.1 DECbit
6.4.2 Random Early Detection (RED)
6.4.3 Source-Based Congestion Avoidance
6.5 Quality of Service
6.5.1 Application Requirements
6.5.2 Integrated Services (RSVP)
6.5.3 Differentiated Services (EF, AF)
6.5.4 Equation-Based Congestion Control
6.6 Summary Open Issue: Inside versus Outside the Network
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 7: End-to-End Data Problem: What Do We Do with the Data?
7.1 Presentation Formatting
7.1.1 Taxonomy
7.1.2 Examples (XDR, ASN.1, NDR)
7.1.3 Markup Languages (XML)
7.2 Data Compression
7.2.1 Lossless Compression Algorithms
7.2.2 Image Compression (JPEG)
7.2.3 Video Compression (MPEG)
7.2.4 Transmitting MPEG over a Network
7.2.5 Audio Compression (MP3)
7.3 Summary Open Issue: Computer Networks Meet Consumer Electronics
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 8: Network Security Problem: Security Attacks
8.1 Cryptographic Tools
8.1.1 Principles of Ciphers
8.1.2 Symmetric-Key Ciphers
8.1.3 Public-Key Ciphers
8.1.4 Authenticators
8.2 Key Predistribution
8.2.1 Predistribution of Public Keys
8.2.2 Predistribution of Symmetric Keys
8.3 Authentication Protocols
8.3.1 Originality and Timeliness Techniques
8.3.2 Public-Key Authentication Protocols
8.3.3 Symmetric-Key Authentication Protocols
8.3.4 Diffie-Hellman Key Agreement
8.4 Secure Systems
8.4.1 Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
8.4.2 Secure Shell (SSH)
8.4.3 Transport Layer Security (TLS, SSL, HTTPS)
8.4.4 IP Security (IPsec)
8.4.5 Wireless Security (802.11i)
8.5 Firewalls
8.5.1 Strengths and Weaknesses of Firewalls
8.6 Summary Open Issue: Denial-of-Service Attacks
Further Reading
Exercises
Chapter 9: Applications Problem: Applications Need Their Own Protocols
9.1 Traditional Applications
9.1.1 Electronic Mail (SMTP, MIME, IMAP)
9.1.2 World Wide Web (HTTP)
9.1.3 Name Service (DNS)
9.1.4 Network Management (SNMP)
9.2 Web Services
9.2.1 Custom Application Protocols (WSDL, SOAP)
9.2.2 A Generic Application Protocol (REST)
9.3 Multimedia Applications
9.3.1 Session Control and Call Control (SDP, SIP, H.323)
9.3.2 Resource Allocation for Multimedia Applications
9.4 Overlay Networks
9.4.1 Routing Overlays
9.4.2 Peer-to-Peer Networks (Gnutella, BitTorrent)
9.4.3 Content Distribution Networks
9.5 Summary Open Issue: New Network Architecture
Further Reading
Exercises
Solutions to Select Exercises
Glossary
Bibliography
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