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Computer Networks, 5th edition

  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum
  • David J. Wetherall

Published by Pearson (September 27th 2010) - Copyright © 2011

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Computer Networks

ISBN-13: 9780132126953

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Overview

Computer Networks, 5/e is appropriate for Computer Networking or Introduction to Networking courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CIS, MIS, and Business Departments.

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.

Table of contents

  • CHAPTER 1  INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 2  THE PHYSICAL LAYER
  • CHAPTER 3  THE DATA LINK LAYER
  • CHAPTER 4  THE MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL SUBLAYER
  • CHAPTER 5  THE NETWORK LAYER
  • CHAPTER 6  THE TRANSPORT LAYER
  • CHAPTER 7  THE APPLICATION LAYER
  • CHAPTER 8  NETWORK SECURITY
  • CHAPTER 9  READING LIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

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