Computer Networks, 6th edition

  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 
  • Nick Feamster, 
  • David J. Wetherall

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Computer Networks offers an introduction to the subject grounded in real-world examples. Authors Andrew Tanenbaum, Nick Feamster and David Wetherall explain how networks work from the inside out. Starting with the physical layer of networking, computer hardware, and transmission systems, the authors work their way up to network applications. Following a consistent approach, each chapter presents key principles, then illustrates them utilizing real-world examples: the Internet and wireless networks, including LANs, broadband wireless and Bluetooth.

The 6th Edition has been updated to reflect the most current technologies. A revised chapter on network security focuses on modern security principles and actions.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780137523214

Subject: Networking & Security

Category: Introduction to Networking


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Uses of Computer Networks
    2. Types of Computer Networks
    3. Network Technology, from Local to Global
    4. Examples of Networks
    5. Network Protocols
    6. Reference Models
    7. Standardization
    8. Policy, Legal, and Social Issues
    9. Metric Units
    10. Outline of the Rest of the Book
    11. Summary
  2. The Physical Layer
    1. Guided Transmission Media
    2. Wireless Transmission
    3. Using the Spectrum for Transmission
    4. From Waveforms to Bits
    5. The Public Switched Telephone Network
    6. Cellular Networks
    7. Cable Networks
    8. Communication Satellites
    9. Comparing Different Access Networks
    10. Policy at the Physical Layer
    11. Summary
  3. The Data Link Layer
    1. Data Link Layer Design Issues
    2. Error Detection and Correction
    3. Elementary Data Link Protocols
    4. Improving Efficiency
    5. Data Link Protocols in Practice
    6. Summary
  4. The Medium Access Control Sublayer
    1. The Channel Allocation Problem
    2. Multiple Access Protocols
    3. Ethernet
    4. Wireless LANs
    5. Bluetooth
    6. DOCSIS
    7. Data Link Layer Switching
    8. Summary
  5. The Network Layer
    1. Network Layer Design Issues
    2. Routing Algorithms in a Single Network
    3. Traffic Management at the Network Layer
    4. Quality of Service and Application QoE
    5. Internetworking
    6. Software Defined Networking
    7. The Network Layer in the Internet
    8. Policy at the Network layer
    9. Summary
  6. The Transport Layer
    1. The Transport Service
    2. Elements of Transport Protocols
    3. Congestion Control
    4. The Internet Transport Protocols: UDP
    5. The Internet Transport Protocols: TCP, QUIC, BBR
    6. Performance Monitoring
    7. Delay-Tolerant Networking
    8. Summary
  7. The Application Layer
    1. DNS — The Domain Name System
    2. Electronic Mail
    3. The World Wide Web
    4. HTTP/2
    5. Streaming Audio and Video
    6. Content Delivery Networks and Distributed Cloud Services
    7. Summary
  8. Security
    1. Fundamentals of Network Security
    2. The Core Ingredients of an Attack
    3. Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
    4. Cryptography
    5. Symmetric-Key Algorithms
    6. Public-Key Algorithms
    7. Digital Signatures
    8. Management of Public Keys
    9. Authentication Protocols
    10. Communication Security
    11. Email Security
    12. Web Security
    13. Social Issues
    14. Summary
  9. List and Bibliography
    1. Suggestions for Further Reading
    2. Alphabetical Bibliography

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